Traffic stop leads to arrest

By The Associated Press March 27, 2014 06:36 am

(Oregon State Police photo)
(Oregon State Police photo)

An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop afternoon along Interstate 84 near North Powder led to the arrest of a Portland resident after the trooper found approximately 3 lbs of marijuana inside the rented car. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. 

On March 26, 2014 at approximately, an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2013 Ford Fusion displaying Arizona license plates eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 282 for a speed violation. The driver was identified as JESUS MACIAS, age 35, from Portland. 

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to find approximately 3 lbs of marijuana inside a suitcase on the rear seat. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $7500. 

MACIAS was taken into custody and lodged in the Union County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.