Oregon man allegedly caught transporting more than 20 pounds of marijuana

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Portland, Oregon, man was charged by the Saline County Prosecutor's office with a class B felony of distribution, delivery, manufacture or production or possession with the intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance Saturday, Dec. 3.

Daniel H. Thompson, 32, was allegedly transporting 21.8 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle on Interstate 70 Friday afternoon, Dec. 2, at around 3:28 p.m.when he was stopped by a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer for following another vehicle too closely near mile marker 80.6. The reporting MSHP officer writes that he discovered the marijuana after being advised by Thompson that there was a small amount in a backpack in the rear seat. The backpack allegedly contained two small baggies of marijuana, but further search allegedly uncovered 20 more baggies inside two duffle bags in the rear cargo area.

Editor's note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.