OSP traffic stop yields 10 pounds of marijuana

Idaho man booked, released with court date

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photoOregon troopers said they seized about 10 pounds of marijuana worth $25,000 in a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

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A Wednesday morning traffic stop by Oregon State Police south of Canyonville led to the arrest of an Idaho man after a trooper found approximately 10 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On April 18, about 9:30 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1989 Dodge Caravan displaying Idaho license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 90 for a traffic violation. The trooper contacted the lone occupant identified as Robert J. Nuszkiewicz, 50, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 10 pounds of marijuana in the van. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.

Nuszkiewicz was taken into custody and transported to the Douglas County Jail. Following booking he was cited to appear at a later date in Douglas County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.