NEAR LAKEVIEW, Ore. — More than a hundred pounds of marijuana are off Southern Oregon streets after a drug bust Wednesday.
It happened around 1 p.m. on Highway 140 near Lakeview. Oregon State Police say Paul Houfek was speeding. Oregon State Police say when troopers pulled him over, they found approximately 117 lbs of marijuana in 94 individually sealed packages.
The marijuana was concealed inside a large gun safe carried in the back of the sport utility vehicle. Troopers say the value of the seized marijuana is approximately $290,000.
Houfek was arrested and lodged in the Lake County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.