Three different traffic stops by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers during the last three days led to the arrest of three people and the seizure of a total of nearly 12 pounds of marijuana along Interstate 5 in Douglas County. Estimated total value of the seized marijuana is $30,000.
According to Sergeant Dave Randall, the first traffic stop occurred January 26, 2012 at approximately 10: 13 p.m. on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 121. The trooper stopped a 2009 Nissan Xterra and contacted driver Cheri Krafft-Frederiksen, age 36, from Monterey Beach, California. Subsequent investigation led to the seizure of approximately 6 pounds of marijuana found inside the vehicle.
The second stop occurred January 27th at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 119. The trooper stopped a 1996 BMW two-door driven by Reilly Mcgoodwin-Young, age 23, from Talent, Oregon. With the assistance of a drug detection canine, two pounds of marijuana was found inside the vehicle.
The third stop occurred January 28th at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 90. The trooper stopped a 1993 Oldsmobile driven by Richard J. Hawks, age 29, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Subsequent investigation led to the seizure of nearly 4 pounds of marijuana found inside the vehicle.
Kraftt-Frederiksen and McGoodwin-Young were both cited and released to appear at a later date in Douglas County Circuit Court. Hawks was lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Marijuana.
News Release from: Oregon State Police