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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana, Firearms and Cash Seizure in Klamath Falls
05/18/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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A Sunday afternoon traffic stop and discovery of about one pound of marijuana by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper north of Lakeview led an OSP Drug Enforcement Section (DES) detective to the starting point in Klamath Falls and an additional seizure of marijuana plants, firearms and cash. Three people, including two Utah men, are facing charges related to the investigation.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Steve Yates, on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at approximately 12:05 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a white 2010 Pontiac G6 displaying Utah license plates northbound on Highway 395 near milepost 129 for a speed violation. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 1 pound of marijuana inside the vehicle. Two men from St. George, Utah were taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Lake County Jail on the following charges:
 
Driver CASEY DANIEL SMITH, age 30
  • Unlawful Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
  • Criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana
 
Passenger CHRISTOPHER JOHN PERKINS, age 34
  • Unlawful Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
  • Criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana
 
OSP was assisted by Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies during the stop.
 
Information learned during the traffic stop led OSP to a Klamath Falls-area residence in the 300 block of Torrey Street where the marijuana was obtained. Subsequent investigation led to the seizure of:
  • 57 mature marijuana plants approximately 4 feet high
  • 37 immature marijuana plants up to 12 inches high
  • 14 firearms including handguns, long barrel firearms and an AR 15 rifle
  • Over $4,000 cash
 
Resident DONALD ROWLEY, age 32, was cited by the OSP DES detective to appear in Klamath County Circuit Court for Unlawful Manufacturing and Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) within 1,000 feet of a School, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. ROWLEY is a relative of CASEY SMITH.
 
No photograph of ROWLEY available for this release.