A traffic stop leads to the arrest of a man from New York who was transporting a load of pot.
Thursday morning, a traffic stop on I-5 south of Portland led to the arrest of a New York man on marijuana-related charges. The initial contact led to the discovery of about 72 lbs. of marijuana.
A state trooper observed multiple traffic violations northbound on Interstate 5 south of Portland near milepost 282 involving a 2012 Mitsubishi passenger car. The trooper made contact with the driver and identified him as 21-year-old Carl Johnson, from Syracuse, New York.
Subsequent investigation during the contact led to the discovery of approximately 72 lbs. of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle. The approximate value of the marijuana is $145,000.
Johnson was arrested for Unlawful Delivery and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail where he was lodged.