Labor Day holiday weekend traffic stop by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper about eleven miles south of Klamath Falls led to the arrest of a Yakima, Washington
man after the trooper found approximately 104 lbs. of marijuana inside the vehicle. An OSP Drug Enforcement Section detective is continuing the investigation.
On September 5, 2010 at approximately 2:15 p.m. an OSP trooper was patrolling northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 284 following a 1996 Ford Explorer displaying Washington license plates when the trooper saw the vehicle travel about 3 feet over the center line into the southbound lane. The trooper stopped the vehicle for failure to travel within a traffic lane and contacted the lone occupant/driver OSCAR DELACRUZ CRUZ, age 29,Ilegal alien from Yakima, Washington.
Subsequent investigation related to the traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 104 lbs. of marijuana inside three large bags located in the rear cargo area. The seized marijuana has an estimated value in excess of $250,000.
CRUZ was arrested and lodged at the Klamath County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacturing of Marijuana.