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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 1.5 lbs. of Marijuana, One Arrest north of Redmond
05/20/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

 
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A California man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) Tuesday night during a traffic stop north of Redmond when approximately 1 1/2 lbs. of marijuana was found in the vehicle he was riding in.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Chris Seber, on May 19, 2009 at approximately 7:45 p.m. Trooper Zach Mickle stopped a 2000 Ford Explorer displaying California license plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 118 for a traffic violation. The two occupants were identified as driver RYAN KING, age 24, and passenger RYAN CALEB WATSON, age 26, both from Redding, California.
 
Subsequent investigation during the stop with the assistance of a Redmond police drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 1 1/2 lbs. of marijuana in a suitcase belonging to WATSON. The seized marijuana has an estimated value of $4,000.
 
Trooper Mickle arrested WATSON and lodged him at the Deschutes County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Delivery, and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.
 
KING was cited and released after he was found in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.