Mar 04,2008 00:00
Following another vehicle too closely turned out to be a bad idea for a driver and his passenger who were arrested Monday morning on Interstate 5 north of Roseburg, Oregon after police found 11 pounds of marijuana hidden in the Washington men’s vehicle.
An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped a 1998 Subaru Legacy driven by Vaughn James Hunt, 36, of Brewster, Washington, as it tailgated another vehicle traveling north on the highway near milepost 154.
According to a news release, Hunt and his passenger, 24-year old Zachary Mack of Omak, Washington, consented to a search of the vehicle.
Several bags of marijuana were discovered. Troopers said the approximate 11 pounds of pot is worth over $27,000 on the street.
Hunt and Mack were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail, OSP reported. They are both charged with possession and delivery of marijuana.
OSP is continuing the investigation.