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More than 5 lbs of pot seized during freeway traffic stop near Hood River

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HOOD RIVER, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon State Police said they arrested a Spokane, WA, man late Monday night after a trooper found more than five pounds of marijuana and a small amount of cocaine in the man's car near Hood River.

It happened at 11:36 p.m. March 18 on Interstate 84 near milepost 66. OSP said a trooper initially stopped the car for a traffic violation but subsequently discovered more than five pounds of marijuana, three marijuana plants and a small amount of cocaine hidden in the car's trunk.

The trooper seized the drugs, which investigators said have an estimated value of $12,000.

The driver, identified as 25-year-old Andrew Michael Shaw, was arrested on several charges, including unlawful possession and distribution of marijuana.

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