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Speeding Driver Arrested for Possession of Several Types of Illegal Drugs

Police say that up to eight different illegal substances were located after the 19-year old consented to a search of her car.


19-year old Brinton Cook of Roseburg
Photo: Oregon State Police

(SALEM) - A construction zone speed-related traffic stop early Friday morning on Interstate 5 in Salem led to the arrest of a 19-year old Roseburg woman on numerous drug charges.

OSP's "Reggie"

The arrest came after an Oregon State Police trooper and his trained drug dog "Reggie" located several different types of illegal drugs and cash in the car.

Friday morning at approximately 1:15 AM, Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Joseph Delgreco stopped a northbound 2003 Volkswagon Jetta on Interstate 5 near milepost 256, for traveling 78 mph in a 50 mph work zone area.

At the conclusion of the stop the driver, 19-year old Brinton Cook of Roseburg, consented to a search of her vehicle.

While looking in the car's trunk, "Reggie" alerted to a safe. Upon opening the safe, Senior Trooper Delgreco says he discovered the following:

* approximately 13 ounces of Marijuana
* approximately 6 ounces of Psilocybin mushrooms
* 112 tablets of Ecstasy
* 30 hits of LSD blotter paper
* a bottle of liquid LSD
* small amounts of Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Hash oil

Brinton Cook

In addition, over $3,200 cash was seized.

Cook was taken into custody and transported to Marion County Jail where she was lodged on numerous drug related charges involving Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance for a total of 14 total counts.

Many believe that youngsters caught using drugs need teen drug abuse treatment, not lengthy jail sentences. The courts may not agree.

Assistance during the stop provided by OSP Sergeant Dale Young, OSP Recruit Hinkle, and Salem PD Office Adam Miller.




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Anoymous February 8, 2009 2:11 am (Pacific time)

I feel bad for her.Why did she turn to drugs?Why did she ruin her life?Shouldn't her lawyer parents tell her about all these influence if you mix with the wrong company.Where I stay,they always have these "Don't Take Drugs" slogan...they have it every year...


maria January 12, 2009 9:10 am (Pacific time)

Is not good


Brian C. December 10, 2006 9:45 pm (Pacific time)

Its too bad she got caught......I hope she gets out on a technicality......Fee your mind the rest will follow.


Bubbs December 3, 2006 11:05 am (Pacific time)

She deserves what she gets. I got into LSD/Mary Jane and other junk back in my freshman years of highschool... Messed my s--t up good... Fortunately I turned my life around and focused on getting a 5 year college degree. Life is much better now, although it took a long time to reverse the damage I caused in my high-school years. I do not regret doing all the drugs I did... but I would not want any other underage kid to go through all the trips I did. I hear some say "I did that s--t in college"... well, maybe by then you are adult and able to make more of an informed decision... youger kids are impressionable and peer presure is a bitch. My advice to the young kids: Stay away from drugs. You will thank yourself later on in life.


cristy November 8, 2006 12:23 am (Pacific time)

I knew this girl,when she was straight edge and finally when when she was a dealer and she oddly enough had a straight job, I think she got into selling drugs, just to have a social life, and a social party scene to hang out with, she was mostly very unpopular and worked at dell in roseburg all the time the poor girl, Oooh boy, all that lsd is a hefty charge, Roseburg is a town with nothing for the children to do, nothing for teens to do. Kids get bored and yes turn to drugs. She was very uneducated but spoiled as are most of our generation, I am about 10 years older than this girl, And I do not do drugs anymore. I did when I was a minor and got over that stage in my life college experiements, and I graduated With my doctorate in nutrional science, this is a lawyers rich daughter, she knew better, and knew what trouble she could get into, and decided to become a reckless drug addicted and was killing her self, she was stupid to let them search her car, her drugs were in a safe the dog couldnt of smelt them, too bad her lawyer mommy didnt inform her some of her rights some... Ive done alot of drugs and I am a very productive member of society, drugs dont make bad people, people make bad choices, moderation, no plants should be illegal, But drugs any extract from any stubstance which alters your "reality" should be used in moderation. I recommend if you read this story maybe you should also read some Noam Chomsky, Joseph Campbell, and Inform yourself upon your rights, Then we wouldnt have to have tragitys like this poor sad girl. what gets me is she really didnt need the money, She only wanted I guess the "play" to live that " drug dealer Image" Stupid girl.


fairygirl November 7, 2006 11:42 pm (Pacific time)

I knew this girl and I am sorry but she had it coming to her. So I am very happy to read this about her. I tired to be her friend before she got in so deep. I wish she could have slowed down when some of her friends were telling her to. Life is short, please dont spend it as a junky. Hope things get beter for her. I also hope this will teach her a lesson.


Elton October 4, 2006 11:06 am (Pacific time)

Al, a 40, 50 or 60 year old like yourself who's bent on dissipation is merely unreasonable. If you're really that old, you should be ashamed of yourself.


Henry Ruark October 4, 2006 10:46 am (Pacific time)

Elton et al: Maturity has its small rewards, among them the very choices illuminated here. Consequences to youth are among those choices, as responsible citizen. SO again, as so much in 21st Century, it comes down to solid, sensible, sensitive action by each --which is what dialog as-here sure as h... promotes.


Anonymous October 4, 2006 9:07 am (Pacific time)

i would like to thank him for bring me the drugs


Dr. Sleuth October 3, 2006 11:20 pm (Pacific time)

Elton, No one is talking about people underage, would you get that into your head! Do not tell a 30, 40, 50, or 60 year old that they can not enjoy sex and substances like pot in their own home. You must live a boring cloistered life.


Elton October 3, 2006 10:13 pm (Pacific time)

When the bridge is out you hit the brakes. You don't slow by so many feet per second. Stopping is the only goal. So it is with sex and drugs. Advocating moderation means you end up condoning occasional full out binges. I don't see any value in leaving the door partly open to these kids. Little miss Brinton is just doing what she thinks OK and so do alot of your readers. So where do they get that idea. Not from me. The safety net as you term it is just a way to justify the bad behavior. Thanks for the chance to say this.


TROJAN RIBBED October 3, 2006 3:03 am (Pacific time)

THERE ARE TOO MANY 30 YEAR OLD WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY THAT ARE CALLED GRANDMA!


Tim King October 2, 2006 10:47 pm (Pacific time)

Elton, There are a few occasions when I reach middle ground with people after debating with them here first. This is fantastic, and people that have similar goals but different paths should strive to find what they agree upon.

Of course you are right that talking to kids about abstaining from sex in every way possible is the first line of attack. I just have great concern for the way it often seems to inevitably turn out.

Having said that, I did not mention or account for all the times abstinence does work for people. There are just so many factors, that is why one family that does a terrible job of parenting may have an amazing child, while another that had everything to offer may fail miserably.

In almost 20 years of doing news, I have observed the raunchy, cruel, dirty and deplorable living conditions around this nation that kids are raised in, and I do not have faith that those families will do a good in-home job of educating their kids about sex.

So maybe I am cynical, I do try not to be, but I think the big safety net needs to catch those who fall through, and that leads back to sex ed and condoms for those who are not going to make good choices. So therefore abstinence should be a primary education tool in my belief, but not a singular one.


Elton October 2, 2006 10:30 pm (Pacific time)

Tim your friends love you, your kids love you. You are superman to them with all your logic and stuff. But, I'm not going to agree that there is no hope except let them use condoms. TELL them they can abstain. Assure them. If you try they will try too. No hope? NO WAY!


Albert Marnell October 2, 2006 2:04 pm (Pacific time)

Dear Kevin, As you know, Tim is not advocating drug use for anyone especially people underage. In the fifties, there were plenty of drug users including heroin users and glue sniffers. Teenagers will sniff gasoline if they think they can get a buzz from it. I remember brain damaged kids in the early 60's that were glue sniffers. I want the government out of my life. I am first generation here-German-Italian. I had my own bottle of wine when I was ten years old. My grandfather would give me just a little shot glass every now and then because it is part of a European diet. Americans are uptight as hell about everything including sex and I am darn sick of it. American Puritanism can drive someone to drink!


Tim King October 2, 2006 1:59 pm (Pacific time)

Kevin raises many good points and I respect that. He was a school resource officer and he does speak from experience. I want to clarify that my thoughts on legalizing marijuana do not relate to anyone who is not an adult. Any person who refrains from intoxicants is better off, but life is not that simple.

I also want to point out that there has always been marijuana with high THC levels. Kevin points to the "hybrid" aspect and says THC levels are much higher, but in the 70's certain types of pot like Thai stick and other strains brought back to the states from Vietnam were highly potent.

It is also important to remember that police officers have opinions, but they generally work from printed data rather than personal experiences. Kevin has seen a great deal up close through his work with kids, I give him credit for that, but the level of mystery remains way up there for those who have never tried it or been around people who do.

I can't count the number of people I have met who in their adult lives, stopped using alcohol but continued to smoke pot. Marijuana does not typically incite violent behavior like the legal drug alcohol. Alcohol is pushed and pushed onto our society, and we know that prohibition did not work for that, so how can marijuana prohibition make the problem better?


Kevin Rau October 2, 2006 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

Hey Tim. I think it’s important to have an open debate about drugs and how they impact society. Once again, I find myself reflecting on my time spent in the schools working as a School Resource Officer. I've seen plenty of kids go from being A/B students with almost perfect school attendance to being unable to function in the school environment because the weed they have been smoking has made them lethargic and uninterested in anything that takes effort. They start missing school (usually because they don’t want to get out of bed) and when they do attend school they often are unproductive and sometimes disruptive. To those who say that smoking marijuana only affects the person smoking it has apparently never been around someone with a substance use/abuse problem. Those same people would probably also say that marijuana is not addictive or they would use the prevailing mantra “marijuana is less addictive than cigarettes”. To that I say, cigarettes don’t impair your reaction time, judgment or your perception of things around you like marijuana does. In my opinion, the position for legalizing a drug such as THC is flawed. If legalizing marijuana would make it less glamorous and therefore less people would use, why is alcohol such a problem? Alcohol is legal yet kids still get drunk and have the myriad of obvious problems that come along with that. It seems to me that legalizing marijuana would only make it more accessible not less appealing. I’m not going to say you are wrong to advocate legalizing marijuana, I just think we need to be realistic about what it does to a person. Lets face it, the weed today is nothing like that of a few decades ago. As always, take care. Be safe in Afghanistan!


Friend of Kings October 2, 2006 11:00 am (Pacific time)

Elton, I know Tim King. He is a great father, husband and human being. His kids think you are a jerk. He has great kids that were raised properly by both parents. So what in the hell are you driving at? I have to agree with his kids. You are a real JERK! You also have twisted reasoning. Take your agenda and shove it up your agenda! I wish I had a father like Tim. If I had a father like you I would have run away from home when I was two years old.


Peter Pecker October 2, 2006 10:52 am (Pacific time)

EQ Elton, Abstinence works? Maybe with a chastity belt!


Tim King October 2, 2006 10:17 am (Pacific time)

Agenda? Try to think of something different please. I know abstinence works for some and I am glad for that. NO problem all, until the GOP removes AIDS education which they have. All they have to say is if you are going to have sex, use a condom.

My agenda is speaking my mind. Your agenda is in serious question.


Aspirin October 2, 2006 10:04 am (Pacific time)

So get rid of the L.S.D. too. Kids can get high from sniffing glue! You can get high from nutmeg. This drug phobia crap has got to stop. The only drug that I see a real problem with is meth. I have seen people that are catatonic from bad parents.


Albert Marnell October 2, 2006 1:19 am (Pacific time)

Elton, Are you the re-emergence of eqriddler? If you had a brain you would realize that the notion of keeping a community "clean" is a myth. There are no communities in this country and nothing is clean especially business. People are always on the move to other places and neighborhoods. Fear of drugs has been drummed in people's ears over and over yet alchohol is available 24/7 and so are prescription medications from doctors. Are you my English Prof. from college telling me to develop concepts? You get the drift so cut the re-bop Blanche! I am saying that marijuana should not even be on the list. You can take off the hash oil and the mushrooms too. If adults want to smoke banana peels or get high from nutmeg, let them. Until they actually commit a crime why does anyone care about any drug? Driving a car is a deadly risk that you take everyday, often many times a day. It is not illegal because it feeds certain industries known as large corporations and multinationals. Life is full of risk and danger and there is no safe place. If you find a safe place you might as well be dead because safety is a form of detachment from reality...that is schizophrenic. Big pharma drugs kill but they are endorsed by medical lobbyists for big pharma. Cigarettes kill. Fat kills. Why not shut down all fast food restaurants because the fat content will eventually kill you? And fat is killing the "Children". Again, it is because fast food is a powerful money lobby and big business. You are better off to have a joint than a bacon cheeseburger with fries. Futhermore, if Tim has sex on the brain at least he has something on the brain which you apparently do not. Tim doesn't have to speak about people being frightened to speak up because that is a given in this society. I was just reminding people of a reality. Your comments are gratuitous and sophomoric. It takes courage to give an opinion that may ruffle the feathers of the uneducated affluent right wingers. Money doesn't care who owns it! Just for the record he is neither right nor left winged, he is for truth, justice and the American way....kind of like superman.


Joe Lacone October 1, 2006 11:54 pm (Pacific time)

You know ...I think the only crime is that she got caught. We need good drug dealers on the streets...the national economy is reliant on drug distribution whether it's coming from a dealer with an M.D. in front of their name or not. Besides, if you watched Mike Ruppert's documentary "The Truth and Lies of 9/11" you would know that the C.I.A. is the largest drug distribution entity in the world.


Elton October 1, 2006 11:32 pm (Pacific time)

You want get all "up an in my face" about the sex on the brain comment Tim? Ok. Then what about the fact that abstinence programs work? What about the fact that safe sex message programs don't work? What now? Oh and why do you suppress the truth about the working abstinence programs? Could it be because you have an agenda? And you can decry the pot laws too. Agenda? Let's see. Get kids high, tell them it's OK to have sex and you know the rest. Don't put your husband/dad self on a pedestal lest you fall.


Tim King October 1, 2006 10:36 pm (Pacific time)

Elton, that was very rude for you to say that, but as you said, you don't seem to be very intelligent, probably why you fail to understand the point I am making.

Or maybe you know better?

Maybe I'm totally wrong and every kid is going to say, "Gee, OK, I won't have sex."

No, I'm not wrong. The difference between me and you Elton is that I try to remember what it was like to be young and in their shoes. I am a dad and a husband and I fight for what I believe in. If you want to write something else that is directly insulting and out of line like that, I'll tell you what I really think of you.


Elton October 1, 2006 10:24 pm (Pacific time)

I'm not too intelligent but I understand the concepts you relay and they are not too developed. First, Tim doesn't even hint about a fear keeping people from speaking out. Second, are you schizophrenic? Because wandering Gypsies don't even play here. Third, Tim didn't "well said" anything. He has sex on the brain.


Albert Marnell October 1, 2006 11:11 am (Pacific time)

Well said Tim! Eventually I hope that enough people will see things as they are not as they are presented to be. Too many people, even prominent people are frightened to speak the truth about anything for fear of losing their jobs and their standing in their communities. Nowadays we are so transient as a society, I say, "What communities?" We are a nation of wanderers. I wanted to say Gypsies but that is politically incorrect. Please bear with spelling errors, a Ph.D. once told me that real intelligent people do not get hung up on spelling. They are interested in concepts not grammar.


Tim King September 30, 2006 4:31 pm (Pacific time)

There needs to be absolute truth in drug fighting campaigns, but the government has lost it's credibility with kids by lumping pot in the same categories with meth, heroin and even LSD. Specifically, this is evidenced by the inclusion of Marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act. They also continue to include statements about men who smoke pot growing breasts, etc. Drug policies are a laughingstock of young people, they need direction, they need to know life is a series of decisions, and that the gateway theory is primarily true because conservative America rams it down the throats of everyone. If you tell them often enough that this leads to that, then you plant the seed...

This same rhetoric is repeated in the "abstinence only" agenda of the neocons when it comes to educating young people about sex. That too is a deplorable, as kids keep having sex no matter what anyone tells them. If people have such a close eye on their teen that they physically have no opportunities for sex, they will still find them if that is what they wish to do.

I'm sure if the person leaving the last comment has seen the worst side of drugs as mentioned, then they may agree that demonizing an otherwise harmless weed that God put on this earth is not the answer. The answer lies in treatment and decriminalization. Take the allure out of it, remove the tabboo.

I have friends in law enforcement who occupy both sides of the road on this thought. The only good thing about keeping pot illegal, is that drug cops get a break from raiding dangerous homes with chemicals like meth and risking their lives.

That's one hell of a stretch for keeping a bad policy in my opinion.


Anonymous September 30, 2006 4:16 pm (Pacific time)

I know of 2 girls who took LSD and are now catatonic. They are now brain damaged are completely unable to function without daily and nearly hourly assistance. They are both as young and beautiful as this young woman.


Max September 30, 2006 2:32 pm (Pacific time)

What a boatload of drugs! And she's only 19? How the hell does a 19-year-old get the kind of cash to start up this kind of business?


Albert Marnell September 30, 2006 8:09 am (Pacific time)

Give her a $25 fine for the meth. The reason so many drugs are illegal is that big pharma wants your money. At least legalize the marijuana. This is all such a waste of taxpayer money. I think the Avon Lady should get the electric chair and give this girl a break!

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