Drug bust leads police to Gold Hill discovery

Oregon State Police drug investigators tracked marijuana found during a traffic stop near Lakeview on Friday back to Gold Hill, where they discovered even more pot.

Three people face charges in the case that started at about 10:20 a.m. Friday when an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2012 Chevrolet Sonic with Utah license plates as it was eastbound on Highway 140, police said in a news release Wednesday.

The trooper had seen a lane-use traffic violation, but an investigation after the stop uncovered more than 5 pounds of marijuana hidden in the trunk, police said.

The Sonic's driver Susan M. Jackson, 54, and passenger Cheryl K. Jackson, 53, both from Boise, Idaho, were arrested on charges of unlawful possession and distribution of marijuana.

The OSP Drug Enforcement Section continued the investigation, leading detectives to a home in the 100 block of Jacoby Street in Gold Hill. A search there yielded an additional 39 pounds of marijuana and other related evidence, police reported.

Timothy E. Wyatt, 61, who lived at the Gold Hill home, was cited and released on charges of manufacture, possession and distribution of marijuana.

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