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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 57 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Chico, CA Man - Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Chico, California man Monday morning during a traffic stop north of Klamath Falls when an OSP trooper found approximately 57 pounds of marijuana concealed in a rented car. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On June 11, 2012 at approximately 8:08 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2012 Subaru Impreza displaying Ohio license plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 265 for hazardous traffic violations including speeding. The driver was identified as WILLIAM IAN ANDERSON, age 24, from Chico, California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 57 pounds of marijuana concealed in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $142,500.

ANDERSON was taken into custody and lodged in the Klamath County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. According to Klamath County Sheriff's Office, ANDERSON bailed out that same date and is scheduled for an initial appearance in Klamath County Circuit Court on June 26.