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OSP Traffic Stop north of Lakeview leads to Charges for Boise Man and Seizure of 5 lbs of Marijuana
03/14/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop last Wednesday about 15 miles north of Lakeview led to the arrest of a Boise, Idaho man following the discovery of approximately 5 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle he was a passenger in. An OSP Drug Enforcement Section detective is conducting further follow-up investigation.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Steve Yates, on March 9, 2011 at approximately 5:01 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder for a traffic violation northbound on Highway 395 near milepost 129. The vehicle had four male occupants including passenger MORGAN D. BARBER, age 20, from Boise, Idaho.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 5 pounds of marijuana concealed inside two separate safes the Nissan's back cargo area. The estimated value of the seized marijuana is $12,500.
 
Due to overcrowding at the Lake County Jail, BARBER was cited and released to appear in Lake County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.
 
The driver and two other passengers were not cited or arrested.