Idaho man arrested in Hwy. 20E marijuana bust

K-9 helps OSP find 40 lbs. of pot in car E of Bend

An eastern Idaho man was arrested last Thursday when an Oregon State Police trooper stopped a car on Highway 20 about 15 miles east of Bend and found about 40 pounds of marijuana inside.

The OSP Drug Enforcement Section HIDTA (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Interdiction Team (HIT) and Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team assisted in the ongoing investigation.

Around 11:14 a.m.an OSP senior trooper stopped a rented 2013 Chevrolet Cruze displaying Utah license plates eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 18 for unspecified traffic violations.

The driver was identified as John Clifford Scott, 29, from Ammon, Idaho.

A subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug-detection dog led to the trooper's discovery and seizure of about 40 pounds of marijuana concealed in the vehicle. OSP estimated the value of the seized marijuana at $100,000.

Scott was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on charges of Unlawful Manufacture, Possession, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. He remained jailed Monday on $15,000 bail.

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