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OSP TROOPERS SEIZE DRUGS FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOPS
11/18/2011
Sergeant Julie Wilcox
Acting Public Information Officer
(503) 323-3195


 Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2011-11/1002/49443/100_1367.jpg (I 84 Seizure)
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2011-11/1002/49443/I_5_Seizure (I 5 Seizure)
 
Two separate traffic stops on Thursday led to the seizure of Marijuana.
 
At approximately 2:25 AM, a trooper stopped the driver of a 2011 Honda Pilot for a traffic violation on Interstate 5 northbound at milepost 281.  A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of four pounds of Marijuana and 32 pounds of THC candy.  THC is the active ingredient in Marijuana.
 
The operator of the Pilot, RALPH IVAN HANNAH, age 47, from Cottonwood, CA was taken into custody for Possession and Distribution of Marijuana.  HANNAH was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.
 
A traffic stop made by a trooper in The Dalles led to another Marijuana seizure later that afternoon.
 
A trooper stopped the driver of a 1995 Acura Integra for a violation on Interstate 84 eastbound at milepost 94.  A search revealed two pounds of Marijuana.
 
The operator, DONALD GENE PONCIROLI, age 52, of Salt Lake City, UT was arrested for Possession of Marijuana.  He was lodged in the Northern Oregon Correctional Facility in The Dalles.