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Oregon State Police Find Marijuana, Hash After Traffic Crash on I-5

Subsequent investigation indicates the vehicle contained numerous jars of marijuana, some of which broke open inside and outside the vehicle.


Photo: Oregon State Police

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - The Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation after finding several pounds of marijuana at the scene of Friday morning's injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 south of Eugene.

At approximately 4:50 a.m., OSP troopers, local fire personnel and ODOT responded to a scene of an injury traffic crash involving a sport utility vehicle and commercial truck blocking the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 190. Upon arrival they found a Jeep Cherokee on its top and marijuana spilled onto the roadway and inside the overturned Jeep.

The Jeep's driver, 18-year-old Dominic Winders from Fort Jones, California, was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with non-life threatening injuries. Passenger 51-year-old Anthony Pitts, from Fort Jones, California, was not transported for treatment of minor injuries.

Subsequent investigation indicates the vehicle contained numerous jars of marijuana, some of which broke open inside and outside the vehicle, and nearly an ounce of hash. Estimated weight of the marijuana is over 3 pounds.

Pitts was cited to appear in Lane County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of 4 ounces or more of Marijuana. When the investigation is completed, it will be sent to the District Attorney's office for consideration of additional charges toward both persons.

The northbound lanes were opened to one lane about 5:30 a.m. until the scene was cleared.

Source: Oregon State Police




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