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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 3 lbs of Marijuana, Two Arrests - Highway 97 south of Klamath Falls
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Two men were arrested Sunday by Oregon State Police (OSP) after a trooper discovered approximately 3 pounds of marijuana concealed in their vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 97 three miles north of the Oregon/California border. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
On February 5, 2012 at approximately 9:06 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2008 Dodge Charger displaying Washington license plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 289 for several traffic violations. During contact the two occupants were identified as driver CHRISTIAN A. NAVA, age 18, from Moses Lake, Washington and passenger MICHAEL J. ROBLES, age 31, from Fresno, California.
Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop led the trooper to find concealed inside the car approximately 3 pounds of marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $7,500.
Both men were taken into custody and lodged in the Klamath County Jail on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine