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OSP Traffic Stop North of Lakeview Leads to Over 60 lbs of Marijuana, Charges for Veneta Man
05/14/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop last Friday four miles north of Lakeview led to the arrest of a Veneta-area man and the seizure of over 60 lbs of marijuana.
 
According to Sergeant Steve Yates, on May 11, 2012 at approximately 10:45 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a rented white 2012 Ford Focus four-door displaying Nevada license plates for a traffic violation southbound on Highway 395 near milepost 138. The driver was identified as BRANDON ACE COLBY, age 27, from Veneta, Oregon.
 
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 61 pounds of marijuana inside the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $150,000.
 
COLBY is scheduled to appear at a later date in Lake County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.
 
The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.