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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 16 lbs of Marijuana, One Arrest - Highway 199 near Cave Junction

October 6, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Saturday afternoon led to the arrest of a California man after the trooper discovered approximately 16 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle along Highway 199 near Cave Junction in Josephine County. OSP Drug Enforcement Section will be conducting further investigation.

On October 5, 2013 at approximately 1:54 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 1997 Toyota sport utility vehicle displaying Montana license plates for a traffic violation along Highway 199 near milepost 30. The vehicle's driver was identified as JIM STEVEN McPHAIL, age 56, from Sun City, California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 16 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

McPHAIL was arrested and taken to the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.


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