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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Over 14 lbs. of Marijuana, One Arrest - Interstate 5 in Salem Area
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Covington, Washington man was arrested early Monday morning during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop in the Salem area when a trooper discovered over 14 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
On February 21, 2011 at approximately 12:53 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1996 Lincoln passenger car displaying Washington license plates driven by KELLY DEAN SCANNELL, age 51, from Covington, Washington, northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 253 for a speed violation.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover over 14 lbs. of marijuana inside the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $35,000.
SCANNELL was taken into custody for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. He was transported to the Marion County Jail.