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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 7 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Wisconsin Man - Highway 20 west of Burns
03/19/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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A Wisconsin man was arrested Saturday evening during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop west of Burns when the trooper found approximately 7 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
 
On March 17, 2012 at approximately 7:30 p.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 1996 Saturn displaying Wisconsin license plates eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 115 for a speed violation. The lone occupant was identified as driver DAVID ANTONIO GALARZA, age 34, from Grafton, Wisconsin.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 7 pounds of marijuana concealed in a duffel bag in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $17,500.
 
GALARZA was arrested and lodged in the Harney County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance --- Marijuana.