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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 45 lbs of Marijuana, One Arrest - Interstate 5 in Medford Area
09/08/2011
Lieutenant Kelly Collins
Oregon State Police - Central Point
(541) 776-6114

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An early Thursday morning traffic stop along Interstate 5 in the Medford area led to the arrest of a Grandview, Washington man after Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers discovered approximately 45 lbs of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives are continuing the investigation.
 
On September 8, 2011 approximately 2:35 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a Ford Ranger pickup displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 32 for a traffic violation. The pickup's lone occupant was identified as JUNIOR AGUSTIN MARTINEZ, age 25, from Grandview, Washington.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 45 lbs of marijuana concealed in the bed area of the pickup. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is over $100,000.
 
MARTINEZ was arrested without further incident and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Manufacture and Delivery of Marijuana.