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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Over 10 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Medford Man
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Medford-area man was arrested early Tuesday morning by Oregon State Police (OSP) when troopers found over 10 pounds of marijuana in the van he was driving along Interstate 5 in the Salem area. OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives are continuing the investigation.
On April 3, 2012 at approximately 12:30 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2003 Chevrolet van displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 253 for a speed violation. The van's driver was identified as SCOTT THOMAS SEVERN, age 34, from Medford.
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of over 10 1/2 pounds of marijuana inside the van. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.
SEVERN was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. He was later released with a pending appearance May 1, 2012 in Marion County Circuit Court.