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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Crack Cocaine, Two Arrests south of Bend
Sergeant Paul Collinsworth
Oregon State Police - Bend
Office: (541) 388-6213 ext. 220

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Two out-of-state residents were arrested Friday night during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop on Highway 97 about fifteen miles south of Bend when an OSP trooper discovered approximately 1/4 lb. of crack cocaine concealed within the car.
On May 29, 2009 at approximately 6:30 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2009 Chevrolet Impala displaying California license plates northbound on Highway 97 for a traffic violation. The two occupants were subsequently identified as driver RONNIE LEE SMITH, age 43, from Phoenix, Arizona, and passenger ALISHA MONIQUE BROWN, age 32, from Stockton, California.
Subsequent investigation during the stop led to the discovery of approximately 1/4 lb. of crack cocaine concealed within the vehicle.
SMITH and BROWN were taken into custody and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Cocaine.