Posted: Nov 5, 2012 9:43 PM by CJ, The Associated Press
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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