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Marijuana bust net valued at $290,000

Marijuana bust net valued at $290,000

A Thursday, Feb. 20, traffic stop on Hwy 140 west conducted by Oregon State Police led to a drug-related arrest and seizure of more than 100 pounds of marijuana.

A press release issued last week reported that OSP stopped an eastbound 2013 Ford Explorer driven by Paul William Houfek, 31, of Portland for a speed violation near milepost 95.

Subsequent investigation with the help of a drug-detection canine led to the discovery of an estimated 117 pounds of marijuana in 94 individually sealed packages, all concealed inside a large gun safe stowed in the back of the vehicle.

Houfek was arrested for unlawful possession, manufacture and distribution of a controlled substance-marijuana, and lodged at the Lake County Jail.

The estimated value of the seized marijuana is about $290,000.

5 Responses to "Marijuana bust net valued at $290,000"

  1. Mr Hayes  January 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Stupidity dosen’t pay.

  2. Jeff McAllister  November 30, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Wow that’s A LOT of weed! http://www.weedgrinderpro.com

  3. Sam  October 24, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Wow 117 pound of weed is a lot! I think it should be legal, drinking is worse the smoking weed.

  4. Shepherd  February 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

    The ONLY thing dangerous about marijuana are the cops who shoot people for having it:

    Number of American deaths per year that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide, according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals’ reports.

    TOBACCO – 340,000 to 450,000

    ALCOHOL  (Not including 50% of all highway deaths and 65% of all murders) – 150,000+

    ASPIRIN  (Including deliberate overdose) – 180 to 1,000+

    CAFFEINE  (From stress, ulcers, and triggering irregular heartbeats, etc.) – 1,000 to 10,000
    “LEGAL” DRUG OVERDOSE  (Deliberate or accidental) from legal, prescribed or patent medicines and/or mixing with alcohol – e.g. Valium/alcohol – 14,000 to 27,000
    ILLICIT DRUG OVERDOSE – (Deliberate or accidental) from all illegal drugs – 3,800 to 5,200
    MARIJUANA – 0 

    (**Marijuana users also have the same or LOWER incidence of murders and highway deaths and accidents than the general NON-marijuana using population as a whole.** Cancer Study, UCLA; U.S. Funded ($6 million), First & Second Jamaican Studies, 1968 to 1974; Costa Rican Studies, 1980 to 1982; et al. LOWEST TOXICITY 100% of the studies done at dozens of American universities and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc.)

    Accordingly a 1993 study done by the U.S. Department of Transportation came to the same conclusion as the above concerning marijuana and driving safety:

    “Marijuana, administered in a dose of 100 µg THC per kg of whole body weight…did not significantly change mean driving performance as measured…” – U.S Department of Transportation: Marijuana and Actual Driving Performance DOT HS 808 078

    The fact is people who use marijuana reflexes are not affected in a negative way and they become more conscious of safety, sometimes refusing to even drive.

    Marijuana is a plant with a safety record second to none.

    Anyone who would like to dispute these FACTS, point to a credible death that involves marijuana and nothing but marijuana, or hold your tongue.

  5. Mr. Hill  February 27, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Why can’t criminals obey the law when their executing something that is against the law? stop drawing more attention to yourself and start acting professional.


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