Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image
OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest, Seizure of 2 lbs of Marijuana north of Sutherlin
Sergeant Matt Bowersox
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334

Photograph link valid 30 days - Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
A Kennewick, Washington man was arrested Wednesday morning when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper discovered approximately 2 lbs of marijuana hidden in the vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 about three miles north of Sutherlin.
On August 3, 2011 at approximately 10:40 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 138 for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as MICHAEL A. SMITH, age 33, from Kennewick, Washington.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 2 lbs of marijuana hidden in the car. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $5,000.
SMITH was arrested without incident and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.