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.