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May-26-2007 07:31printcomments

Road Rage Report Leads to Drug Arrest at Oregon Rest Area

A search of the backpack revealed approximately 2 1/4 pounds of marijuana and 2 1/2 ounces of cocaine.

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Diego Quezada
Photo: Oregon State Police

(WILSONVILLE, Ore. ) - An 18-year old Pendleton-area resident was arrested Friday morning by an Oregon State Police trooper on marijuana and cocaine charges after a road rage complaint on Interstate 5 south of Wilsonville led to the discovery of over 2 pounds of Marijuana and more than two ounces of Cocaine.

At approximately 8:00 AM, OSP Trooper Jason Lindland responded to the northbound Interstate 5 Baldock rest area south of Wilsonville regarding a road rage incident.

Initial report alleged an individual threw liquid at the victim's vehicle followed by another person pointing a paintball gun.

The victim followed the suspect vehicle into the rest area while reporting the incident and saw two people get out.

The vehicle then left northbound until the victim lost sight in the north Wilsonville area.

Trooper Lindland arrived at the rest area and spotted one of the described suspects standing in front of the restrooms and contacted him.

During contact with the suspect, identified as Diego Quezada, age 18, from Pendleton, he placed a backpack and phone down and attempted to run away.

Trooper Lindland quickly detained Quezada.

Additional OSP and Clackamas County officers arrived to assist.

A search of the backpack revealed approximately 2 1/4 pounds of marijuana and 2 1/2 ounces of cocaine.

Quezada was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijauana

Neither the vehicle the suspect was riding in nor the second person who got out at the rest area has been located.

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Neal May 27, 2007 11:31 am (Pacific time)

Just goes to show... if committing crime one should not unduly attract attention to oneself. Stupid criminals do make it so easy to catch them. (though drug crimes are BS as Prohibition has never worked it is still currently a crime so my statement is accurate)

JAFO: May 26, 2007 8:17 am (Pacific time)

they don't call it "rush hour" for nothing, do they?, Im crushed at the waste of potential here, at the innapropriate behavior shown by the miscreants,(puppies!), the officer must be beaming by now, I feel so depressed!, just imploded at the mere thought of it!

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