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OSP Traffic Stop North of Roseburg Leads to 27 lbs of Marijuana, One Arrest
12/17/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop north of Roseburg Thursday morning led to the arrest of a Redding, California man after the trooper found approximately 27 lbs of marijuana inside the vehicle.
 
According to Lieutenant Doug Ladd, on December 16, 2010 at approximately 11:00 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer sport utility vehicle displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 132 for a traffic violation. The vehicle had two occupants including driver PHILLIPE F. DeJESUS, age 24, from Redding, California.
 
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 27 lbs of marijuana in three duffel bags found in the back of the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $67,000.
 
DeJESUS was arrested and taken to the Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
 
The 24-year old female passenger was not arrested.
 
OSP's Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.