A California man was arrested near Madras Sunday after police found 56 pounds of marijuana in his pickup truck, the Oregon State Police said.
John Stonebarger, 54, of Fall River Mills, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of possession, distribution and manufacture of marijuana, and suspicion of possession of a controlled substance — Oxycodone — after police found a small amount of the drug in his vehicle, the OSP reported.
A trooper stopped Stonebarger for a speeding violation eight miles south of Madras on U.S. Highway 97, according to the OSP. In a search of his Ford Ranger pickup, police found $43,000 worth of marijuana and Oxycodone tablets in the car, according to an OSP news release.
Stonebarger was taken to the Jefferson County jail. The incident is under investigation.