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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Unusual Hallucinogen Drug and Marijuana, 3 Arrests
11/16/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Monday morning near Ashland led to the discovery of "2C-B", an unusual hallucinogenic drug, and approximately 10 lbs. of marijuana. Three people were arrested and the investigation is continued by OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives.
 
On November 16, 2009 at approximately 7:20 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 1994 Honda Accord displaying Oregon license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 11 for an unlawful lane change violation. The three occupants were identified as driver PETER DAVID KRIESBERG, age 34, from Santa Cruz, California and passengers DUSTIN WILLIAM WHITE, age 28, and AMY R. VILLASTRINGHAM, age 25, both from Seattle, Washington.
 
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 10 lbs. of marijuana and 1,030 tablets of an identified hallucinogenic drug called "2C-B" concealed in the car's trunk. Ten starter marijuana plants were also found hidden in the car's passenger compartment. An OSP drug detection canine assisted during the stop and discovery.
 
All three persons were taken into custody.
 
According to information from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), "2C-B" is abused for its hallucinogenic effects and is sold as other hallucinogens such as MDMA (Ecstasy) and LSD." "2C-B" user population is the same as for Ecstasy and other club drugs and typically sells for $10 to $30 per tablet.
 
Estimated value of the seized "2C-B" is $10,000 to $30,000. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.
 
KRIESBERG and WHITE were lodged in Jackson County Jail for:
  • Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
  • Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – "2C-B".
 
VILLASTRINGHAM was cited to appear in Jackson County Circuit Court for:
  • Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.