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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 7 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Washington Man - Interstate 5 near Keizer
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop early Wednesday morning near Keizer led to the seizure of approximately 7 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of an Enumclaw, Washington man. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
On May 11, 2011 at approximately 12:19 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 261 for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as ROBERT DRAKE HATCHER, age 39, from Enumclaw, Washington.
Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 7 pounds of marijuana concealed in a cardboard box in the bed of the pickup. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $17,000.
HATCHER was arrested without incident and lodged in the Marion County Jail for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.