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Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Hashish, Marijuana and Arrest in Cottage Grove Area
07/17/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) charged a California man Tuesday night in Cottage Grove near Interstate 5 with numerous drug-related offenses after he was found in possession of Hashish, Marijuana, and other items associated with drug distribution.
 
On July 15, 2008 at approximately 8:20 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a Toyota Camry displaying California license plates in Cottage Grove near Interstate 5 for a vehicle license violation. Upon contacting the driver, KENNETH RAY DONAGHY, age 30, from Ukiah, California, the trooper determined he was in possession of a small baggie of marijuana.
 
Subsequent investigation during the stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery in the car's trunk of a red duffel bag containing approximately 15 ounces of Hashish, including 192 plastic cubes with one gram each, about 7 ounces of Marijuana, scales and additional packaging evidence.
 
DONAGHY was charged with Unlawful Possession, Manufacturing, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance.