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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 31 lbs of Marijuana, Charges for Medford Man

October 25, 2013

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

An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 5 near Ashland led the arrest of a Medford-area man after a trooper found approximately 31 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 22, 2013 at approximately 2:00 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2003 Honda Accord displaying Washington license plates for a vehicle license violation northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 10. The car's driver was identified as RAHMON ABLE, age 36, from Medford.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the discovery and seizure of 31 individual bags, totaling approximately 31 pounds, of marijuana in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $75,000.

ABLE was taken into custody and later cited and released to appear in Jackson County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.


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