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Two Separate OSP Traffic Stops Near Sunriver Leads to 4 lbs. of Marijuana, Two Arrests
11/04/2010
Senior Trooper Gary Martin
Oregon State Police - Bend
(541) 388-6213

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Two traffic stops Wednesday by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers along Highway 97 near Sunriver led to the seizure of over four pounds of marijuana and two arrests.
 
On November 3, 10 at 10:50 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue displaying Nevada plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 162 for a hazardous traffic violation. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of driver TONY F. BALL, age 48, from Fallon, Nevada after approximately one pound of marijuana was found concealed inside the vehicle. BALL was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County jail on several warrants out of the Nevada and local charges of Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Marijuana.
 
The second stop occurred at 3:40 p.m. when another OSP trooper stopped a 2001 Black Subaru displaying Washington plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 142 for a speed violation. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery and seizure of over 3 1/2 lbs. of marijuana found concealed in the vehicle. THOMAS T. TUCKER, age 44, from Oak Run, California was arrested and later cited to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacturing of Marijuana.
 
Estimated value of the seized marijuana is approximately $10,000.