Driver Caught with $7,500 Worth of Pot in Car

Pot Bust
The speeding ticket was the least of Jesus Macias' worries on Wednesday after an OSP trooper found three pounds of marijuana in the back seat.

A Portland man is facing drug charges after an Oregon State Police trooper discovered three pounds of marijuana in his vehicle following a routine traffic stop.

The arrest took place around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday on Interstate 84 near North Powder. The trooper stopped Jesus Macias, 35, for speeding. Macias was driving eastbound in a rented 2013 Ford Fusion with Arizona license plates. The trooper discovered the marijuana inside a suitcase in the back seat of the Ford. The estimated value of the marijuana is $7,500.

Macias was taken into custody and lodged in the Union County Jail on charges of unlawful possession, distribution and manufacturing of a controlled substance.

The OSP Drug Enforcement Team is continuing the investigation.

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