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6 Oct 2015
7 Oct 2015
Portland man arrested on multiple charges following traffic stop
Following a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 205, a Portland man was arrested on multiple charges, including the possession of marijuana and hashish.
After pulling over Jesse Ray Burns of Portland for speeding, West Linn Police Officer Chris Thomas arrested Burns for Driving While Revoked, DUII, and Possession of Controlled Substances. Burns was stopped for driving 78 MPH in a 55 MPH zone. Once stopped, Burns, a convicted felon who is on probation out of Multnomah County, told police he knew he was speeding and that he was suspended.
Officers noted a strong odor of marijuana, although Burns claimed to have a medical marijuana card, he did not. Following a search of the vehicle, officers seized 48 ounces of marijuana, 3.8 ounces of Hashish, and several packages of Hashish wafers and oil. BURNS claimed to have obtained the substances in southern Oregon and was transporting them to the Portland area for medical marijuana patients.
Burns failed Field Sobriety Tests, during which he appeared to have flakes of marijuana clinging to his shirt. Burns was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for a Multnomah County detainer, Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor, Reckless Driving, DUII, PCS Marijuana over one ounce, and PCS Hashish. A Drug Recognition Expert was called in to conduct an evaluation of Burns for DUII-Drugs. Test results are pending results for the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.
A female passenger who was in the vehicle was not charged, she drove the vehicle from the stop scene following the arrest.