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OSP Troopers Find 39 Marijuana Plants in Motor Home Stopped North of Eugene
02/13/2012
Lieutenant Rob Edwards
Oregon State Police - Springfield
(541) 726-2536

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A California man is facing several charges after a motor home stopped Sunday afternoon by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Springfield Area Command office on Interstate 5 north of Eugene was found to contain 39 marijuana plants and other evidence. A California man was cited to appear at a later date in Lane County Circuit Court.
 
On February 12, 2012 at approximately 1:00 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1984 Winnebago motor home displaying Alaska license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 201 for a traffic violation. The lone occupant was identified as driver BENJAMIN STEFFEN, age 29, from McKinleyville, California.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led troopers to find and seize inside the motor home 39 mature marijuana plants, growing equipment, other evidence and small amounts of marijuana and hashish.
 
STEFFEN was cited to appear at a later date in Lane County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.