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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Over 40 lbs. of Marijuana, One Arrest near Lakeview
09/09/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Lake County Sheriff's Office: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2009-09/1002/GOMEZ-GUEVARA_ARTURO.jpg
Oregon State Police - http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2009-09/1002/090609.hwy395mp126.mj.JPG
 
An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop in the Lakeview area on Sunday afternoon led to the arrest of a Washington man following the discovery of about 41 pounds of marijuana in the man's vehicle.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Steve Yates, on September 6, 2009 at approximately 4:17 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a white 1996 Volkswagen Jetta occupied by two men on Highway 395 near milepost 126 for a traffic violation. The vehicle's driver was identified as ARTURO XAVIER GOMEZ-GUEVARA, age 25, from Cashmere, Washington. Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of about 41 pounds of marijuana in the car's trunk.
 
GOMEZ-GUEVARA was arrested and lodged in the Lake County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Manufacture and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. He was also cited for Failure to Carry or Present a Driver's License.
 
The 24-year old Hispanic male passenger from Federal Way, Washington was not arrested.
 
The estimated value of the seized marijuana is approximately $100,000.