LAKEVIEW, Ore. -- Oregon State Troopers pulled over a Veneta-area man on Highway 395 north of Lakeview and discovered over 60 pounds of pot in his trunk.
The driver, 27-year-old Brandon Colby, was pulled over for a traffic stop Friday morning just four miles outside of Lakeview, Oregon. Police stopped the rented Ford Focus -registered with Nevada plates- while going southbound on Highway 395. Lakeview is about 15 miles from Oregon's border with both Nevada and California.
After a search of the vehicle police discovered 61 pounds of marijuana inside the car's trunk, worth an estimated $150,000.
Colby has a scheduled court date, and is being charged with unlawful possession and distribution of marijuana. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing an investigation into the discovered marijuana.