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OSP Traffic Stop leads to 3 lbs. of Marijuana, 1/4 lb. of Hashish, One Arrest west of Hines
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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Oregon State Police
A Missoula, Montana man was arrested Tuesday by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper during a speed-related traffic stop west of Hines when the trooper found approximately 3 lbs. of marijuana and a quarter pound of hashish. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
According to Sergeant Brian Williams, on September 7, 2010 at approximately 1:40 p.m. an OSP senior trooper from the Burns office stopped a 1992 Isuzu Rodeo for traveling 72 mph in a 55 mph speed zone and fail to drive within a traffic lane on Highway 20 about nineteen miles west of Hines. The lone occupant was identified as driver RICHARD KNIGHT, age 44, from Missoula, Montana.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 3 lbs. of marijuana, four ounces of hashish, digital scales and other related evidence. The marijuana (estimated value $7500) and hashish (estimated value $2500) were being transported in a large cooler inside the vehicle.
KNIGHT was arrested without incident for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of over an Ounce of Marijuana and lodged in the Harney County Correctional Facility.