November 5, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police
On November 4, 2012 at about 3:48 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup driven by JOHN STONEBARGER, age 54, from Fall River Mills, California, on Highway 97 about eight miles south of Madras for a speed violation.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to a search of the pickup and the discovery of approximately 56 pounds of marijuana within the bed and inside the passenger cab. In addition, oxycodone tablets were also found. The marijuana and Oxycodone tablets have a combined street value of approximately $43,000.
STONEBARGER was arrested and lodged at the Jefferson County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution, and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Oxycodone. Bail was set at $63,000. He was also driving with a suspended/revoked California operator's license and was cited for No Driver License, Violation of Basic Rule, and Driving Uninsured.
OSP was assisted at the scene by the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.