A 24-year-old Georgia man was arrested Sunday morning near Klamath Falls on marijuana related charges.
Approximately 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 23, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper pulled over a U-Haul truck going eastbound on Highway 140E outside Klamath Falls. The driver was stopped for a stop sign violation.
The driver, Kim M. Mason, 24, of Duluth, Georgia, reportedly told the trooper he was en route from Ashland to Salt Lake City.
However, Mason aroused the trooper’s suspicion with his behavior, and granted the trooper consent to search the vehicle after he was asked.
The trooper found the U-Haul had furniture purchased from Goodwill, which was blanketed and taped. Further search revealed 296.1 pounds of processed marijuana hidden inside the furniture.
Mason is held in Klamath County Jail on charges of exporting marijuana items from Oregon (over 16 ounces), which is a Class C felony, and possession of marijuana in excess of 32 ounces.