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California trucker nabbed for DUII, drugs near St. Helens

Complainant followed suspicious truck from Rainer to St. Helens
by: OSP Stanley M. Heasley

A commercial truck driver from California was arrested Wednesday night after a complainant, also a commercial truck driver, observed suspicious driving on Highway 30 and alerted the Oregon State Police.

OSP Senior Trooper Robin May stopped a commercial truck driven by Stanley M. Heasley, 64, of Lancaster, Calif., on Highway 30 near St. Helens.

Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Heasley for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Heasley also possessed a small amount of methamphetamine and heroin, according to an OSP press release.

The complainant, who is not identified in the OSP press release, observed Heasley as he drove his truck east from Rainier. The complainant contacted dispatch services and followed the suspicious truck until May caught up with it near St. Helens.

Heasley was transporting tuna from Astoria to California. He has been lodged in the Columbia County Jail on DUII and drug possession charges.