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69 pounds of pot seized in eastern Oregon

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NEAR BURNS, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon State Police said they arrested three Utah residents after finding 69 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop east of Burns.

Troopers stopped two cars traveling together on Highway 20 for several traffic violations about 25 miles east of Burns in the morning of Jan. 23.

The lead car was a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by 24-year-old Colby Ray Tapp with passenger 25-year-old Tyson Peterson, both from Salt Lake City, UT.

They were followed by a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by 47-year-old Sandra Tapp.

Troopers aren't saying what led them to call in the help of a Harney County Sheriff's drug detection dog and handler.

But the deputy and the dog found about 69 pounds of marijuana in large duffel bags in the back of the Trailblazer. Officers estimate the value at $170,000.

The officers arrested the three people without further incident and took them to the Harney County Jail for unlawful possession, distribution, and manufacture of a controlled substance (marijuana).

Bail is initially set at $150,000.

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