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Police: Shasta County Man Arrested With 56 Pounds Of Pot In His Car

Published On: Nov 06 2012 01:32:20 PM CST
Stonebarger, John Mugshot
MADRAS, Ore. -

Oregon State Police say a trooper who stopped a pickup truck for a speeding violation in central Oregon found about 56 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
    
Lt. Gregg Hastings says the marijuana and oxycodone tablets recovered Sunday have a combined street value of about $43,000.
    
John Stonebarger, 54 of Fall River Mills, Calif., was arrested for investigation of unlawful possession, distribution and manufacture of a controlled substance.
    
The police spokesman says Stonebarger was also driving with a suspended California license when he was stopped on U.S. Highway 97 south of Madras.