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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 8 lbs of Marijuana, Over 100 Starter Plants and Arrest of Two Washington Men near Roseburg
02/13/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Two Washington men are facing charges in Douglas County Circuit Court after an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop near Roseburg led the trooper to discover approximately 8 pounds of marijuana, over a hundred marijuana starter plants and other evidence in their rented vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
 
According to Sergeant Teresa Bowersox, on February 12, 2012 at approximately 11:30 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2012 Nissan Altima displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 120 for a speed violation. The vehicle’s two occupants were identified as driver JOSEPH NOLL, age 48, from Puyallup, Washington and passenger TIMOTHY J. KELLNER, age 32, from Tacoma, Washington.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led troopers to find and seize 102 marijuana starter plants, approximately 8 pounds of processed marijuana, and other evidence including a handgun. Estimated value of the processed marijuana is $20,000.
 
NOLL was lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana. KELLNER was cited to appear at a later date in Douglas County Circuit Court on the same charges.