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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Over 9 lbs of Marijuana, Two Arrests - Interstate 84 near Biggs Junction
09/22/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Two Montana residents were arrested Thursday morning during a traffic stop when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper discovered over 9 lbs of marijuana and small amounts of hashish and ecstasy inside their vehicle along Interstate 84 near Biggs Junction. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is conducting the follow up investigation.
 
On September 22, 2011 at approximately 9:55 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2001 Audi displaying Montana license plates eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 102 for a traffic violation. The two occupants were identified as driver WADE GEORGE PRESTON, age 31, from Marion, Montana, and passenger KALE JORDAN DECKER, age 29, from Whitefish, Montana.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of over 9 lbs of marijuana, small amounts of hashish and ecstasy, an undisclosed amount of cash and other evidence inside their vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.
 
Both men were arrested and transported to the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) where they were lodged on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Marijuana
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Ecstasy
  • Money Laundering