Trooper seizes 170 pounds of marijuana near Pendleton
Posted by The Oregonian May 09, 2007 22:45PM
A state trooper seized about 170 pounds of marijuana from a car Tuesday during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 near Pendleton, Oregon State Police said.
The trooper stopped the car about 2 p.m. on suspicion of following too closely and changing lanes unlawfully, said Lt. Greg D. Sherman. The trooper's dog detected drugs, and the trooper found the marijuana in 12 wrapped bales, valued at $400,000 to $500,000, in the trunk.
The trooper also found a small amount of cocaine in the driver's pocket, Sherman said.
The driver, identified as Ramon Giron Pimentel, 50, of Toppenish, Wash., was arrested on various drug counts.