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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 30 lbs. of Marijuana, One Arrest south of Roseburg
02/07/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop on Super Bowl Sunday morning south of Roseburg led to the discovery of approximately 30 pounds of marijuana concealed in the back of a U-Haul moving truck. A Minnesota man was arrested on marijuana-related charges.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Dave Randall, on February 6, 2011 at approximately 10:42 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a U-Haul truck northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 115 for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as DONALD J. ELLWOOD, age 53, from Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
 
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 30 pounds of marijuana concealed in the back of the U-Haul truck amongst a small amount of furniture. It is believed the furniture was used to help hide the marijuana which was coated in mustard and covered by plastic wrap. The estimated value of the seized marijuana is $60,000.
 
ELLWOOD was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana. Bail is listed at $200,000.
 
The OSP Drug Enforcement Section assisted in the investigation.