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Traffic Stop Leads to 4 lbs. of Marijuana, One Arrest near Coos Bay
01/09/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Cave Junction-area man was arrested Friday morning during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop on Highway 101 near Coos Bay after he was found in possession of 4 pounds of marijuana.
 
On January 8, 2010 an OSP trooper stopped a 1983 Honda Civic four-door station wagon driven by ELUSHA FERDON, age 26, from Cave Junction for traveling 43 mph in a 20 mph school zone on Highway 101 near milepost 239. During contact the trooper noted an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. FERDON showed signs of impairment and admitted to using marijuana before the traffic stop.
 
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of 4 one pound vacuum sealed bags of marijuana in a duffel bag inside the vehicle. Additional small amounts of marijuana and other evidence was also seized.
 
FERDON was arrested and lodged in Coos County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and DUII-Drugs.