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OSP Traffic Stop in Lake County Yields Marijuana and Mushrooms, Leads to Josephine County Arrest
08/11/2009
Sergeant Jim Johnson
Drug Enforcement Section / RADE
Office: (541) 955-6379

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An Oregon State Police traffic stop last week on Highway 395 in Lake County led to the arrest of one person and the seizure of approximately 10 lbs. of marijuana and 19 lbs. of psilocybin mushrooms. Investigative efforts related to that stop led drug enforcement detectives to a rural Josephine County location where more marijuana, cash, firearms, and other evidence were seized.
On August 4, 2009, an Oregon State Police trooper stopped a Cadillac for a traffic violation northbound on Highway 395 near milepost 127 in Lake County. Subsequent investigative efforts related to the traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 10 lbs. of marijuana and approximately 19 lbs. of psilocybin mushrooms.
 
SCOTT MEENTS, age 45, from Chicago, Illinois, was arrested and is to appear at a later date in Lake County Circuit Court on drug related charges.
 
Information related to the traffic stop was forwarded to the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team for follow-up assistance. Through a collaborative effort detectives identified a Cave Junction-area residence where they believed the marijuana and mushrooms originated from. RADE obtained a search warrant for 10317 Takilma Road, Cave Junction, OR, the residence of TRI MINH HUYNH, age 53.
 
On August 5th, RADE detectives and other law enforcement officers executed the search warrant and seized from the property a large amount of processed marijuana, thousands of dollars in cash, scales, packaging material, two loaded pistols, and numerous large plastic bags containing marijuana residue, psilocybin mushrooms, and other evidence.
 
HUYNH was arrested for Unlawful Possession, Manufacturing, and Delivery of Marijuana, as well as Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Psilocybin Mushrooms. This case will be referred to the Josephine County District Attorney's office for additional charges. Minor children present at the residence were removed by a representative of the Department of Children Services.
 
RADE was assisted in this investigation by detectives from the Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, a deputy from the Lake County Sheriff's Office, a deputy from the Josephine County Sheriff's office, and the Department of Children Services.