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Canby Man Sentenced to 140 Months in Federal Prison for Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
May 20, 2013
 
The following is a news release from the United States Department of Justice


U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez today sentenced Darrell Michael Ostlund, age 33, from Canby, Oregon, to 140 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The sentencing follows Ostlund's guilty plea on February 15, 2013.

This investigation began April 9, 2012, when an Oregon State Police trooper stopped a car travelling 85 mph in a 55 mph speed zone near Canby. The defendant was a passenger in the car and a small safe near his feet contained methamphetamine and packaging material.

A warrant was issued when the defendant failed to appear on earlier charges and on June 15, 2012, Canby police detectives arrested Ostlund after seeing him with others at a Wilsonville motel. When he resisted arrest, the defendant was subdued. Officers found two hotel keys in his possession and subsequent searches of the rooms found two large baggies of methamphetamine and $3,271 in currency. The federal indictment charging Ostlund with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine was returned on September 5, 2012.

On October 17, 2012, a Portland police officer saw the defendant in a southeast Portland apartment complex driving a suspected stolen car. Ostlund became agitated, and fled, only to be struck by a Taser. When Ostlund fell to the ground, the Taser prongs dislodged and he was able to flee until a K-9 unit arrived. He was found hiding in the complex and arrested. A search of his vehicle revealed a plastic box hidden under the hood, containing a large quantity of methamphetamine and $1,365 in currency.

The case was investigated by the Canby Police Department, Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau, and Marion County Probation Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Haub prosecuted the case.