Traffic stop leads to seizure of 4,800 OxyContin pills

California man held on drug charges, warrant



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)