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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana, Arrest of 2 Montana Residents west of Hines
12/02/2009
Sergeant Brian Williams
Oregon State Police - Burns
(541) 573-6132

Oregon State Police troopers from the Burns work site made a fourth marijuana seizure during the last five weeks during a traffic stop eleven miles west of Hines. Two Montana residents were arrested Tuesday on Highway 20 when troopers found approximately one pound of marijuana in their vehicle.
 
On December 1, 2009 at approximately 4:45 p.m. a patrol trooper from the OSP John Day office and fish & wildlife trooper from the Burns office stopped a Chevrolet van on Highway 20 near milepost 117 for a traffic violation. The two occupants were identified as driver PETER PETRI, age 42, and passenger KIMBERLY EICKMAN, age 48, both from White Fish, Montana.
 
Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop led to the discovery of one pound of marijuana in the van.
 
PETRI was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants – Drugs and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana. EICKMAN was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana. Both were lodged at the Harney County Correctional Facility.
 
OSP troopers in the Burns area have been involved in three other marijuana-related seizures during traffic stops in the previous five weeks. Those stops included a November 16th arrest of two California residents following the discovery of ten pounds of marijuana.