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OSP Traffic Contact Leads to 72 lbs. of Marijuana South of Portland

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic contact on Thursday morning south of Portland led to the arrest of a New York man on marijuana-related charges.  The initial contact led to the discovery of about 72 lbs. of marijuana. 


On May 2, 2013 at about 2:50 a.m. an OSP trooper observed multiple traffic violations northbound on Interstate 5 south of Portland near milepost 282 involving a 2012 Mitsubishi passenger car.  The trooper made contact with the driver and identified him as CARL JOHNSON, age 21, from Syracuse, New York. 


Subsequent investigation during the contact led to the discovery of approximately 72 lbs. of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle.  The approximate value of the marijuana is $145,000.


JOHNSON was arrested for Unlawful Delivery and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  JOHNSON was transported to the Clackamas County Jail where he was lodged.  


OSP was assisted at the scene by detectives with OSP's Drug Enforcement Section and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.


Photograph of Marijuana provided by OSP

Mug Shot provided by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office




Contact Info: Lt. Steve Mitchell