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OSP Trooper Helping Disabled Motorist Finds 3 lbs. of Marijuana; Two Facing Charges - Highway 97 South of Bend
Senior Trooper Gary Martin
Oregon State Police - Bend
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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Oregon State Police
A routine Oregon State Police disabled motorist assist Friday evening near Bend led to the arrest of two people on marijuana possession charges. Three pounds of marijuana and other evidence were seized related to the arrests.
On January 8, 2010 an OSP trooper stopped to assist a disabled motorist alongside Highway 97 south of Bend. The vehicle was occupied by CONSTANCE WHEALE, age 43, and JEFFERY CARLSON, age 33, both from Shady Cove. During the contact the trooper ended up discovering 3 pounds of marijuana, packaging materials and other evidence.
WHEALE was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
CARLSON was cited to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $7,500.
OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives are continuing the investigation.