THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a trooper who pulled over a pickup truck traveling at 79 mph in a 55 mph zone south of The Dalles did more than write a speeding ticket. They say he also found an illegally killed trophy-sized buck in the pickup bed.
Sgt. Julie Wilcox says a 31-year-old passenger is accused of having unlawfully shot the buck with a bow and arrow in the White River Unit.
The passenger, Eric Eugene Burris of Portland, was also taken into custody Sunday for investigation of failure to register as a sex offender.
Police say the 25-year-old driver was cited for aiding in a game violation and the speeding issue, as well as driving uninsured and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
The deer and a compound bow were seized.