OSP traffic stop leads to drug arrest

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A traffic stop north of Klamath Falls resulted in arrests after Oregon State Police found 13 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk. 

OSP says the drug was found in a car driven by a Washington state man. The driver, Samuel Alcalan of Yakima, Wash., was cited and released. One of his passengers, Mario Serrano-Lopez, of Wapato, Wash., was booked in the Klamath County Jail. Each faces one charge of unlawful possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

State police say a female passenger was released without being arrested or cited.

The three were stopped on Highway 97 near the north side of Klamath Falls on a traffic violation.