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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 10 lbs of Marijuana, One Arrest - Highway 97 north of Madras
09/30/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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An Idaho man is facing multiple drug-related charges after a Thursday afternoon Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop north of Madras led to the seizure of approximately 10 lbs of marijuana and other drugs. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
 
According to Lieutenant Carl Rhodes, on September 29, 2011 at approximately 12:30 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2004 Ford F150 pickup for a traffic violation on Highway 97 near milepost 78. The pickup's driver was identified as SETH ANTHONY MITCHELL, age 22, from Couer d'Alene, Idaho.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of Oxycodone and Hydrocodone. The trooper arrested MITCHELL and lodged him in the Jefferson Count Jail for two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.
 
The pickup was seized and OSP obtained a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation. When troopers searched the pickup, approximately 10 lbs of marijuana was found concealed inside. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.
 
MITCHELL is also now being charged with Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.