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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Nearly 5 lbs of Marijuana, Charges for Two California Men
Sergeant Dave MacKenzie
Oregon State Police - Bend
(541) 633-2214

Two people are facing charges following a Friday afternoon Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop south of Redmond when nearly 5 lbs of marijuana was found inside their vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On April 8, 2011 at about 6:32 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1991 Honda passenger car displaying California license plates for a traffic violation northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 127. The two occupants were identified as driver KENNETH JONES, age 54, and passenger RANDALL LONG, age 54, both from Eureka, California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 4.7 pounds of marijuana and small amounts of methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is over $10,000.

Both men are facing charges in Deschutes County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Methamphetamine.