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Canine officer finds 7 pounds of pot during traffic stop

An Estacada man is behind bars accused of being in possession of nearly 7 pounds of marijuana.

Brandon Jon Stavenjord, 39, of Estacada, and Thomas Daniel Salinas, 30, of Bend, are each being held on $40,000 bail on allegations of second-degree possession and delivery of marijuana at the Multnomah County Inverness Jail. They also are accused of violating their paroles on unspecified convictions.

A Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputy at about 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, stopped a Honda Civic eastbound on Interstate 84 just past a construction zone east of 257th Avenue in Troutdale, said Lt. Steve Alexander, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office spokesman. During the stop, the deputy's canine officer, a dog named Spencer, indicated that drugs were in the vehicle.

Police searched the car and reportedly found nearly 7 pounds of marijuana inside.


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