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OSP Traffic Stop for Cell Phone Law Violation Leads to 26 lbs of Marijuana, Hashish and One Arrest
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Oregon State Police
An Oregon State Police trooper's traffic stop Sunday evening for a cell phone law violation near Tualatin led to the discovery of over 26 lbs of marijuana, two pounds of Hashish, and the arrest of a Seattle, Washington man.
On October 9, 2011 at approximately 6:45 p.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 1999 Honda Civic displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 292 after seeing the driver talking on a cell phone. The driver was identified as HAROLD JAY SAPERSTEIN, age 43, from Seattle, Washington.
Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 26 pounds of marijuana and two pounds of Hashish concealed inside the car.
SAPERSTEIN was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Marijuana
  • Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Hashish
Bail is set at $100,000. Arraignment is scheduled October 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Clackamas County Circuit Court.