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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Seizure, Stolen Firearm and Arrest near Wilsonville
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Marysville, Washington man was arrested Tuesday night on Interstate 5 near Wilsonville during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop when troopers discovered over 3 ounces of heroin in the vehicle and a concealed loaded, stolen handgun. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is assisting with the investigation.
On August 9, 2011 at approximately 11:47 p.m. OSP troopers located a 2000 Jeep displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 281 after receiving a citizen's reported driving complaint that the vehicle was failing to maintain a lane of travel. Troopers contacted the driver identified as MICHAEL D. WOOD, age 24, from Marysville, Washington.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 3 1/4 ounces of suspected heroin, less than an ounce of marijuana, and other related evidence inside the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized heroin is $4,000.
Troopers also found and seized a loaded 9mm handgun concealed on WOOD's right hip. A check revealed the firearm was listed as a stolen out of Washington.
WOOD was taken into custody and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Heroin
  • Theft in the First Degree
  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm