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Traffic Stop on OSU Campus Yields Over One Pound of Marijuana and Cash
03/10/2008
Lieutenant Jeff Lanz
Oregon State Police - OSU
Office: (541) 737-0474

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A Beaverton-area man was arrested on marijuana-related charges early Sunday morning when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper found over one pound of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and cash during a traffic stop on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus.
 
On March 9, 2008 at approximately 3:00 a.m. OSP Trooper Jeff Smith stopped a passenger vehicle in the middle of the OSU campus for traveling 30 mph in a 15 mph speed zone. Trooper Smith contacted driver SAREK T. VINCZE, age 20, from Corvallis, and passenger SEAN NADA, age 21, from Beaverton, and received consent to search the vehicle. The subsequent search led to the discovery and seizure of approximately 1.2 pounds of marijuana, 22 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, packaging materials and other evidence, and $2,010 cash belonging to NADA.
 
Neither person is an OSU student. NADA was taken into custody and transported to Benton County Correctional Facility for Unlawful Distribution and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana. VINCZE was cited for Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana.
 
"There is no doubt that the marijuana and illegal mushrooms were brought to the OSU campus to be sold and distributed," said OSP Lieutenant Jeff Lanz. "Trooper Smith looked beyond the ticket and it paid off, preventing the drugs from making it into the hands of some of these students."