Marion County, Ore. – According to Oregon State Police, on October 15th Jason Owen of Sandy, Oregon contacted the owner of a snowmobile that was listed for sale on Craigslist. Owen asked if the owner would consider a pound of marijuana in exchange for the snowmobile – police said the owner happened to be an Oregon State Police trooper.
OSP said the trooper immediately contacted his supervisor, who suggested a consultation with the OSP Drug Enforcement Section.
Troopers said Owen later agreed to meet the owner of the snowmobile at a Brooks, Oregon gas station. When Owen’s vehicle arrived, several patrol cars stopped him. The owner of the snowmobile then talked to Owen an identified himself as an OSP trooper. Owen was found in the possession of one-and-a-half pounds of marijuana. He was cited and released at the scene for possession and delivery of marijuana and driving while suspended.
According to OSP, while it’s legal for adults over the age of 21 to possess and use recreational marijuana, all sales must be made through and Oregon Liquor Control Commission retailer or an Oregon Health Authority registered dispensary.