March 11, 2011 in News

Police find 50 pounds of marijuana in Spokane man’s trunk

 
Josephine County Jail photo

Michael A. Orman, 30
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A routine traffic stop Sunday evening near Grants Pass in Oregon led to the discovery of 50 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a car driven by a Spokane man.

Michael Allen Orman, 30, was driving a rented Dodge Charger when he was stopped by Sgt. Jeff Fitzgerald about 7:15 p.m. Sunday for a traffic violation. Orman was wanted in Marion County, Ore. on a felony warrant for money laundering, according to Oregon State Police. His license was also suspended. Orman was booked into Josephine County Jail on the felony warrant and the rental vehicle was towed and impounded.

On Monday, troopers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and found about 50 pounds of marijuana in the trunk, authorities said. The estimated value of the seized marijuana is about $125,000, they said.

Orman now faces charges in Josephine County Circuit Court for unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

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