Dec 14,2007 00:00
A traffic stop for a seat belt violation on Wednesday afternoon led to the arrest of two Washington residents on drug charges when 21 pounds of marijuana were discovered inside backpacks and duffle bags in the trunk, Oregon State Police (OSP) reported.
The estimated value of the marijuana is $35,000, troopers said.
Christopher Watson, the 24-year old driver from Lacy, Washington, and passenger Alta Marie Schufreider, 22, of Newcastle, were taken into custody and lodged in the Jackson County Jail.
Both were charged with possession, distribution, and manufacturing of a controlled substance, OSP reported.