November 19, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Portland-area man last Thursday when a trooper discovered approximately 18 pounds of marijuana and an ounce of hashish concealed in the trunk of the rented vehicle stopped along Interstate 5 in Salem. OSP Drug Enforcement section is continuing the investigation.
On November 15, 2012 at approximately 1:18 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2012 Chevrolet Malibu displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 253 for a speed violation. The vehicle was occupied by two people including driver PHILLIP JOHN GONZALEZ STUBER, age 27, from north Portland.
Subsequent investigation led to the trooper discovering approximately 18 pounds of marijuana and an ounce of hashish concealed in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.
STUBER was taken into custody and lodged in the Marion County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. The adult male passenger was not arrested.
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