Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

Tacoma man, 25, busted in Oregon with 102 pounds of marijuana

Post by Joyce Chen on July 20, 2010 at 5:51 pm with 2 Comments »
July 20, 2010 5:51 pm

A 25-year-old Tacoma man driving a truck carrying over 100 pounds of marijuana was arrested by Oregon State Police early Tuesday.

The man was stopped on northbound Interstate 5 near Medford, Ore. around 4:30 a.m. for a speeding violation. Troopers searched the 2005 GMC pickup and discovered about 102 pounds of marijuana hidden under a blanket in the pickup’s back seat, according to a news release. The estimated value of the seized marijuana is over $250,000.

The suspect and his passenger, a 23-year-old man from Brentwood, Calif., were arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail on suspicion of unlawful possession, distribution and manufacture of a controlled substance.

Leave a comment Comments → 2
  1. ufc_fighter says:

    Throw the book at him, judge.

  2. decomposing1 says:

    Yawn, besides the obvious danger in speeding did he hurt anybody? Didn’t think so. Hey UFC punch yourself in face, that would be news.

We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0