Three Utah men are facing marijuana-related charges in Lake County, Oregon following a Tuesday night traffic stop west of Lakeview during which an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper seized approximately 26 pounds of marijuana.
According to Sergeant Steve Yates, on January 10, 2012 at approximately 9:25 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2012 Chevrolet Suburban displaying Utah license plates for a speed violation on Highway 140W near milepost 95. The three Utah resident occupants were identified as Noah D. Carter, age 29, from West Valley, Nicholas James Petersen, age 28, from West Jordan, and Isaias Garcia, age 26, from Midvale.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 26 pounds of marijuana in the rear area of the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $65,000.
The three men were later cited and released to appear in Lake County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
News Release and Photo from: Oregon State Police