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REDMOND, Ore. — Two Eureka, Calif., men are facing charges following a Friday evening Oregon State Police trooper’s traffic stop on Highway 97 south of Redmond when nearly five pounds of marijuana was found in their car, troopers said Monday.

The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

According to Sgt. Dave MacKenzie, around 6:30 p.m., a trooper stopped a 1991 Honda passenger car displaying California license plates for an unspecified traffic violation northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 127.

The two occupants were identified as driver Kenneth Jones and passenger Randall Long, both 54 and from Eureka.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led to the discovery of about 4.7 pounds of marijuana and small amounts of methamphetamine inside the car.

Troopers said the estimated value of the seized marijuana is over $10,000.

Both men are facing charges in Deschutes County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Methamphetamine.

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