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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 2 lbs. of Marijuana, Arrest of Two California Women
06/17/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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Two California women were arrested early Friday morning during an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop in LaPine when they were found in possession of two pounds of marijuana.
 
On June 17, 2011 at approximately 12:33 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1989 Toyota 4Runner displaying California license plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 168 for an equipment-related traffic violation. The vehicle had two occupants identified as LAURA L. KIEFEL, age 44, from Junction City, California and HEIDI S. CARD, age 46, from Willow Creek, California.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to find approximately 2 lbs. of marijuana inside a suitcase and a loaded handgun. The seized marijuana value is estimated at $5,000.
 
The women were arrested without incident and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of Marijuana.