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OSP Traffic Stop near Grants Pass Leads to 50 lbs. of Marijuana, Arrest of Spokane Man
Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald
Oregon State Police - Grants Pass
(541) 955-6370

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A Sunday evening Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop near Grants Pass resulted in a later discovery of approximately 50 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle driven by a Spokane, Washington man.
On March 6, 2011 at approximately 7:15 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2010 Dodge Charger northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 64 for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as MICHAEL ALLEN ORMAN, age 30, from Spokane, Washington. During the traffic stop it was learned ORMAN was wanted out of Marion County, Oregon on a felony warrant charging Money Laundering. His driving privileges were also suspended according to Washington DMV. ORMAN was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the felony warrant and the rental vehicle he was driving was towed and impounded.
Subsequent investigation based upon information developed during the traffic stop led OSP to obtain a search warrant for the vehicle. Troopers served the search warrant on March 7th and found approximately 50 pounds of marijuana in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is about $125,000.
ORMAN is also now facing charges in Josephine County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.
An OSP Drug Enforcement Section detective assisted with the investigation.