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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Spokane Man on Marijuana Charges
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Spokane, Washington man was arrested Friday afternoon in southern Wasco County after he was stopped by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper for a traffic violation and subsequently found in possession of over four pounds of marijuana and more than $18,000 cash.
According to OSP Sergeant Don Wagner, on August 21, 2009 at approximately 2:00 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier station wagon displaying Washington license plates on Highway 97 near milepost 60 for failing to maintain a single lane of travel. The trooper identified the vehicle's operator as SCOTT QUE SHUPE, age 54, from Spokane, Washington.
Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop led to the seizure of over 4 lbs. of marijuana and more than $18,900 cash in the vehicle. The seized marijuana has an estimated value of about $10,000.
SHUPE was arrested and transported to the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) in The Dalles where he was lodged for Unlawful Manufacturing, Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.