An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop near Roseburg early Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a Newberg-area man after an OSP trooper discovered over 5 lbs of marijuana in the vehicle. In addition to the marijuana seizure, the man was arrested on warrants out of Oregon and California. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
On January 30, 2012 at approximately 1:00 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1987 Chevrolet S10 displaying Oregon license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 119 for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Leonard M. Wilson, age 37, from Newberg.
Subsequent investigation led the trooper to find that Wilson was transporting over 5 lbs of marijuana with the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $13,000.
Wilson was arrested as a Fugitive from Justice because he was wanted on a felony Fail to Appear warrant out of Shasta County, California. Wilson was also arrested on two Fail to Appear warrants from Yamhill County, Oregon. He was cited to appear in Douglas County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.
Since his arrest, Wilson was transferred to the custody of Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office.
News Release from: Oregon State Police
Photograph Source: Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office