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Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Arrest

JIM STEVEN McPHAILNEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police say a traffic stop led to the arrest of a California man after the trooper discovered approximately 16 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.

The incident was reported on Saturday afternoon along Highway 199 near Cave Junction in Josephine County. an OSP trooper stopped a 1997 Toyota sport utility vehicle displaying Montana license plates for a traffic violation near milepost 30.

OSP says the vehicle’s driver was identified as 56-year-old Jim Steven McPhail, from Sun City, California. Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 16 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

McPail was arrested and taken to the Josephine County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana.