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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 107 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Bend Man - Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Tuesday evening traffic stop by Oregon State Police (OSP) north of Klamath Falls led to the arrest of a Bend-area man after a trooper found approximately 107 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.  The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
On May 8, 2012, at approximately 10:13 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2000 Dodge Durango displaying Oregon license plates on U.S. Highway 97 near milepost 246 for a traffic violation.  The lone occupant of the vehicle was identified as BRANDON JAMES MANGER, age 23, from Bend.
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 107 pounds of marijuana in the sport utility vehicle.  Estimated value of the seized marijuana is more than $250,000.
MANGER was taken into custody and lodged in the Klamath County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.