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Published on Tuesday March 15, 2011 - 12:58 AM
 
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An Oregon State Police traffic stop involving an alleged DUII driver early Saturday morning in Josephine County led to the discovery of approximately 5 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two men.

On March 12, 2011 at approximately 12:16 a.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 1981 Mercedes four-door for a traffic violation on Ort Lane in Merlin. Subsequent investigation initially led to the arrest of driver DYLAN RICHARD WEISS, age 23, from Eugene, for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Following the driver's arrest the trooper found approximately 5 pounds of marijuana inside the car's trunk worth an estimated $12,500.

WEISS and passenger ROBERT JOSEPH GIBBONS, age 24, from Floyd, Virginia were both arrested also for Unlawful Possession, Distribution, and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. Both were initially lodged in the Josephine County Jail but have been released from custody.