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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Nearly 11 lbs. of Marijuana, Two Arrests east of Burns
11/17/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Two California residents were arrested Monday during an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop about 15 miles east of Burns when they were found in possession of nearly 11 lbs. of marijuana.
 
On November 16, 2009 at approximately 1:43 p.m. an OSP sergeant stopped a 2005 GMC pickup for failure to maintain a single lane of travel on Highway 20 near milepost 146. Contact with the two occupants identified them as driver LEVI ALAN MEIER, age 30, and passenger MOOREA ROSE AGNOLI, age 25, both from Willits, California.
 
Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop led to the discovery of nearly 11 lbs. of marijuana concealed in luggage on the backseat. A small amount of hashish and drug paraphernalia was also found in the pickup.
 
With the assistance of a Harney County Sheriff's Office deputy, MEIER and AGNOLI were taken into custody and lodged at Harney County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of Hashish.
 
The seized marijuana has an estimated value of approximately $30,000.