Ore. police seize 56 pounds of pot in traffic stop

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Associated Press

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:45 AM

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a trooper who stopped a pickup truck for a speeding violation in central Oregon found about 56 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.

Lt. Gregg Hastings says the marijuana and oxycodone tablets recovered Sunday have a combined street value of about $43,000.

John Stonebarger of Fall River Mills, Calif., was arrested for investigation of unlawful possession, distribution and manufacture of a controlled substance. The police spokesman says Stonebarger was also driving with a suspended California license when he was stopped on U.S. Highway 97 south of Madras.

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