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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to 40 lbs. of Marijuana, Three Arrests near Medford
11/02/2010
Lieutenant Kelly Collins
Oregon State Police - Central Point
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A Saturday morning traffic stop by Oregon State Police (OSP) near Medford led to the discovery of approximately 40 lbs. of marijuana and the arrest of three people from Washington State. The seized drugs have an estimated value of approximately $100,000.
 
On October 30, 2010 at approximately 8:30 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2002 Chevrolet Impala displaying Washington license plates for a speed violation northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 27. The occupants were identified as driver BENJAMIN CHRISTOPHER STANTON, age 28, from Shoreline, Washington, and male passenger JEROME M. WASHINGTON, age 27, from Seattle, and female passenger GUADALUPE CARRAZCO, age 23, from Federal Way.
 
Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop led to the discovery and seizure of approximately 40 lbs. of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. STANTON and CARRAZCO were taken into custody and lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the following charges:
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
  • Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
  • Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
 
WASHINGTON was cited and released to appear on one count of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
 
OSP was assisted with the traffic stop and arrests by OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives assigned to the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team.