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OSP Halloween Traffic Stop Leads to 12 lbs. of Marijuana, Two Arrests - Interstate 5 / Salem
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers were treated to the surprise discovery of approximately 12 lbs. of marijuana found during a Halloween night traffic stop on Interstate 5 in the Salem area. Two people were arrested and the investigation is being continued by the OSP Drug Enforcement Section.
According to Lieutenant Eric Altman, an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2010 Toyota Camry displaying Arizona license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 252 for a speed violation. Upon contact the two occupants were identified as driver ANGELA CAITLIN CHILCOTT, age 26, from Felton, California and passenger KRISTOPHER LEWIS SASSE, age 24, from Chewelah, Washington.
Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 12 lbs. of marijuana inside the car. The seized marijuana has an estimated value of $30,000.
CHILCOTT and SASSE were arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Marijuana.