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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Arizona Man with 22 lbs. of Marijuana near Lakeview
11/05/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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An Arizona man was arrested during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop in the Lakeview area Monday, October 26th, following the discovery of about 22 pounds of marijuana. The follow up investigation by the OSP Drug Enforcement Section has reached a point to allow the release this information.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Steve Yates, on October 26, 2009 at approximately 3:05 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a white 2009 Pontiac four door occupied by one person on Highway 395 near milepost 142 for a hazardous driving violation. Investigative efforts during the course of the traffic stop led to the discovery of about 22 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
 
The vehicle's driver, THEODORE CONRAD DESMARAIS, age 50, from Sedona, Arizona was arrested and lodged in the Lake County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.
 
Estimated value of the seized marijuana was approximately $60,000.