December 19, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper’s traffic stop last Thursday near Lakeview in southern Oregon led to the seizure of 30 pounds of marijuana and pending charges for a Wisconsin man. The follow up investigation by OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing and has reached a point that information regarding the stop and arrest is being released.
On December 12, 2013 at approximately 4:12 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2005 Ford Freestyle four-door displaying Wisconsin license plates eastbound on Highway 140W near milepost 94 for a traffic violation. The vehicle was occupied by two people including the driver, MATTHEW E. KRENNING, age 30, from Madison, Wisconsin.
Subsequent investigation led the trooper to discover and seize approximately 30 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is approximately $75,000.
KRENNING was arrested and later released pending appearance in Lake County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana. The 29-year old female passenger has not been charged at this time.
No photographs available for this release.