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OSP Traffic Stop Near Sutherlin Leads to Cash, 18 lbs of Marijuana and One Arrest
12/16/2010
Lieutenant Doug Ladd
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334

An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop early Wednesday morning south of Sutherlin led OSP to a significant cash seizure and later to approximately 18 pounds of marijuana at a Cave Junction residence.
 
On December 15, 2010 at approximately 1:30 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2000 Subaru Outback displaying Oregon license plates for a traffic violation southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 134. The driver was identified as AUSTIN L. GERBER, age 29, from Cave Junction.  Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of over $105,000 cash inside a box in the vehicle, and LSD and less than an ounce of marijuana in GERBER's possession.
 
Using information and evidence related to the traffic stop, OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives served a search warrant in the 1700 block of Dick George Lane in Cave Junction. OSP detectives seized and additional $8,000 cash, 18 lbs of marijuana, and other evidence related to the manufacture and distribution of drugs.
 
In total, OSP seized over $123,000 cash and approximately $43,000 worth of marijuana.
 
GERBER is being charged with:
  • Money Laundering
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – LSD
  • Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Marijuana
 
OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.