Traffic stop leads to seizure of 4,800 OxyContin pills

California man held on drug charges, warrant

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An Oregon State Police traffic stop early Thursday morning south of Wilsonville, Ore., led to the arrest of a wanted California man and the seizure of more than 4,800 OxyContin pills concealed in the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On Thursday, about 12:30 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2011 Chrysler van displaying Washington license plates that was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 280 for a traffic violation. The van was driven by Leslie David Dunbar, 40, of Rodeo, Calif. He was accompanied by his 30-year old wife and two daughters, ages 9 and 4. During the traffic stop OSP learned Dunbar was wanted in California on a felony warrant charging larceny.

Subsequent investigation with the assistance of a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office drug detection canine led to the discovery of a half ounce of marijuana and more than 4,800 OxyContin pills concealed inside the van. Estimated value of the seized OxyContin pills is more than $140,000.

Dunbar was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

  • Fugitive From Justice (California felony warrant)
  • Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance --- OxyContin
  • Child Neglect in the First Degree (2 counts)