Portland driver failed sobriety tests

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: WEST LINN POLICE - Police seized 48 ounces of marijuana and 3.8 ounces of hashish during the traffic stop. Following a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 205, West Linn police arrested Jesse Burns of Portland for driving with a revoked license, driving under the influence of intoxicants and possession of controlled substances.

Burns was stopped for driving 78 miles per hour 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, and 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.

According to police, Burns claimed to have obtained the drugs in southern Oregon and that he 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, according to police. He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for a Multnomah County detainer, driving while suspended, reckless driving, DUII and possession of marijuana and hashish.

A drug recognition expert was called in to conduct an evaluation of Burns and test results are pending.

A female passenger who was in the vehicle was not charged and drove the vehicle from the stop scene following the arrest.

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