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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Over 2 lbs. of Marijuana, Arrest of California Man near Lakeview
02/27/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop in the Lakeview area Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of a California man following the discovery of about 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Steve Yates, on February 24, 2009 at approximately 12:40 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a black 1995 BMW four door occupied by one individual on US Highway 395 near milepost 136 for a hazardous driving violation.
 
Investigative efforts during the course of the traffic stop led to the discovery of about 2.5 pounds of marijuana. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is approximately $5,000.
 
The vehicle's driver, CHARLES MICHAEL EVANS, age 40, from Mendocino, California was arrested and lodged in the Lake County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.
 
No photograph available for release.
 
This is the second OSP traffic stop in the Lakeview area in the last ten days that led to the arrest of a California man and the discovery of over 2 pounds of marijuana. On February 17, 2009 an OSP trooper stopped a 2008 GMC pickup occupied by one individual on Highway 395 near milepost 132 for a speed-related traffic violation. Subsequent to the traffic stop, investigative efforts led to the discovery of over 2 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of approximately $5,000.