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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Over 28 lbs of Marijuana, Two Arrests in Medford
12/14/2010
Lieutenant Kelly Collins
Oregon State Police - Central Point
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Two California men were arrested last Friday morning when an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop in the Medford area led the trooper to discover over 28 lbs of marijuana concealed inside their vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing with the investigation.
 
On December 10, 2010 at approximately 8:40 a.m. an OSP recruit trooper stopped a 1994 Honda Accord displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 32 for a speed violation. The two occupants were identified as driver JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER HARPER, age 31, from Ukiah, California, and passenger WILLIAM JUSTIN WOOLLEY, age 38, from Potter Valley, California.
 
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 28.5 lbs of marijuana concealed inside duffel bags in the trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is about $75,000.
 
Both men were arrested without incident and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Delivery, and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.