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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 11 lbs of Marijuana, One Arrest - Interstate 84 in Pendleton
09/19/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper arrested a New York resident Saturday afternoon when a traffic stop in the Pendleton area led to the discovery of approximately 11 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle.
 
According to OSP Lieutenant Greg Sherman, on September 17, 2011 at approximately 5:10 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1999 Dodge Caravan displaying Michigan license plates for a traffic violation eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 209. The trooper identified the van's driver as BRANDON M. QUIN, age 20, from Brooklyn, New York.
 
Subsequent investigation, with the assistance of a Umatilla Tribal police officer and drug detection canine, led to the discovery of approximately 11 pounds of marijuana inside the van. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $27,500.
 
QUIN was arrested without incident and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. According to Umatilla County Jail, QUIN was released from custody pending a future court appearance.
 
OSP Drug Enforcement Section and Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team (BENT) are continuing the investigation.