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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 2 lbs. of Marijuana, Arrest of Olympia, Washington Man
08/30/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop for violation of Oregon's cell phone law led to the seizure of approximately 2 lbs. of marijuana and the arrest of an Olympia, Washington man Monday afternoon on Highway 26 west of Sandy.
 
On August 30, 2010 at approximately 12 noon an OSP trooper stopped a black Nissan Frontier pickup displaying Washington license plates for unlawful use of a mobile communication device (cell phone) westbound on Highway 26 near Kelso Road. The driver, ZACHARY JOHN-RICHARD STOCKERT, age 26, from Olympia, Washington was displaying signs of impairment and the trooper noted an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside the pickup.
 
Initial check with Oregon DMV indicated STOCKERT's driving privileges were suspended in Oregon. Subsequent further investigation led to his arrest for DUII-Drugs and the seizure of approximately 2 lbs. of marijuana inside two backpacks and a jar. The marijuana has an estimated value of $5,000.
 
STOCKERT was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for DUII-Drugs and Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana. He was also cited for Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured, and Unlawful Use of a Mobile Communication Device.