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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 6 lbs. of Marijuana, Two Arrests near Cottage Grove
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Two individuals from California were arrested Friday by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper during a speed-related traffic stop north of Cottage Grove when the trooper found approximately 6 lbs. of marijuana and evidence of the unlawful possession and delivery of marijuana. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is assisting with the investigation.

According to Lieutenant Rob Edwards, on September 10, 2010 at approximately 10:50 a.m. an OSP trooper from the Springfield Area Command office stopped a 2001 Volvo station wagon displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove for traveling 81 mph in a 65 mph speed zone and for fail to drive within a single lane. The occupants were identified as driver MATTHEW D. ACKMAN age 27, and passenger LAUREN N. AGNEW age 27, both from San Francisco, California.

The subsequent investigation during the traffic stop involving an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 6 lbs. of marijuana, drug ledgers and other evidence. The marijuana was being transported in a large duffel bag inside the vehicle and was packaged in six (6) one pound plastic bags. The marijuana had an estimated value of $18,000.

ACKMAN and AGNEW were both arrested without incident for felony Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Marijuana and lodged in the Lane County Jail.