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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana, Weapons, One Arrest near Eugene
Lieutenant Robert Edwards
Oregon State Police - Springfield
(541) 726-2536

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A Nehalem-area man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) during a traffic stop near Eugene after he was found in possession of approximately 1/2 lb. of marijuana and Psilocybin mushrooms. In addition to the drug seizure, firearms, a machete, and Samurai sword were also found inside the man's car.
On January 12, 2010 at 1:50 p.m. and OSP trooper stopped a 1991 Acura four-door driven by GARY MORTENSEN, age 26, from Nehalem, northbound on Interstate 5 near Eugene for an expired vehicle registration and improper lane change violation. Subsequent investigation during the stop led to the discovery of the following:
  • two firearms, one of which was an assault style rifle
  • knifes
  • a machete
  • a Samurai sword
  • 1/2 lb. of marijuana
  • Hashish
  • Psilocybin mushrooms
  • Digital scales, packaging materials and drug paraphernalia
An OSP drug detection canine assisted during the traffic stop.
MORTENSEN was arrested with incident and lodged in the Lane County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Psilocybin Mushrooms.