OSP traffic stop nets one arrest, 45 pounds of pot

Oregon State Police troopers found 45 pounds of marijuana estimated to be worth more than $100,000 in a traffic stop early Thursday morning along Interstate 5 just north of Medford.

In a news release, OSP said that Junior Agustin Martinez-Toscano, 25, of Grandview, Wash., was arrested on charges of possession, manufacture and delivery of marijuana.

Lt. Kelly Collins said in the release that at about 2:35 a.m. a trooper stopped a Ford Ranger pickup with Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 32 for a traffic violation. The release didn’t identify the violation. Martinez-Toscano was alone in the truck, police said.

While the pickup was stopped, the release said, an OSP drug-detection dog discovered about 45 pounds of marijuana concealed in the truck’s bed.

Martinez-Toscano was arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Jail on the drug charges, a charge of first-degree possession of a forged instrument and suspicion of being in the country illegally. He remained in jail Thursday afternoon without bail.

OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives are continuing the investigation.

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