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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Over 21 lbs. of Marijuana, One Arrest in Salem Area
01/12/2011
Sergeant Dan Swift
Oregon State Police - Portland
(503) 731-3020 ext. 267

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A Michigan-area man was arrested early Monday morning during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop on Interstate 5 in the Salem area found he was in possession of over 21 pounds of marijuana inside his vehicle.
 
On January 10, 2011 at approximately 1:37 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta displaying Michigan license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 253 for a traffic violation.  The driver was identified as MICHAEL ALLEN, age 31, from Sterling Heights, Michigan.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 21.5 pounds of marijuana in the car's trunk.  Estimated value of the seized marijuana was nearly $60,000.
 
ALLEN was arrested and lodged in the Marion County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.