Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image
News and Events
OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests Following Discovery of Marijuana - Highway 20 near Toledo
Lieutenant Justin McGladrey
Oregon State Police - Newport
(541) 265-5354

Photograph link valid 30 days - Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
A 19-year old Springfield resident and four juveniles are facing charges in juvenile and circuit court following a Sunday afternoon traffic stop on Highway 20 near Toledo during which approximately 1 1/2 lbs of marijuana and other evidence was found in their vehicle.
On April 8, 2012 at approximately 3:20 p.m. an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped a 2001 Mazda sport utility vehicle displaying Oregon license plates for a speed violation on Highway 20 near milepost 11. The vehicle's driver, RANDY G. PAULSON, age 19, was accompanied by two males, age 16 and 17, and two females, age 14 and 16. All five individuals are from Springfield.
During the traffic stop, assistance was obtained from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and detectives from the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT). Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana, brass knuckles, a large knife, and other items of evidence. The five vehicle occupants traveled from Springfield to Newport where they spent the night at an area motel. They were returning home when stopped by the trooper.
PAULSON was arrested for felony Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana and four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
The two male juveniles were detained through the Lincoln County Juvenile Department to face charges in Juvenile Court for felony Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
The two female juveniles were cited of Minor in Possession of Alcohol and later released to their parents.
LINT detectives are continuing the investigation. LINT is comprised of members from Lincoln City Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Newport Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.