Nearly 125 pounds of pot seized in Oregon
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say a routine traffic stop has led to the seizure of nearly 125 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $300,000.
A Bend, Ore., man has been arrested in the case.
Sgt. Don Wagner says 24 pounds of pot was found in duffel bags after a trooper stopped a pickup truck for traffic violations last Friday on Highway 97 in southern Oregon's Klamath County. The driver was identified as 35-year-old Daniel Jude Uelman of Bend.
Search warrants served on a rented house south of Sunriver showed the home had been converted to grow marijuana. The search yielded more than 550 marijuana plants and 100 pounds of processed marijuana.
Uelman was booked into the Deschutes County Jail for investigation of unlawful possession, distribution and manufacture of marijuana.