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Traffic Stop Leads to 3 lbs. of Marijuana, Arrest of 3 Idaho Men near Roseburg
01/01/2011
Sergeant Dave Randall
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334 ext. 3347

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Three Idaho residents were arrested Thursday night when a traffic stop on Interstate 5 about three miles south of Roseburg by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper led to the discovery of approximately 3 pounds of marijuana hidden in their vehicle. OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives are continuing the investigation.
 
On December 30, 2010 at approximately 10:40 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2007 Ford Focus northbound on Interstate 5 for a traffic violation. The three vehicle occupants were identified as driver PAUL WILLIAM COPPINI, age 24, from Kuna, Idaho and passengers TANNER SCOTT LEEDOM, age 20, from Kuna, and BRYAN JOSEPH PERRY, age 20, from Kimberly, Idaho.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 3 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. The estimated value of the seized marijuana is $7500.
 
The three men were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.