LAKEVIEW, Ore. – When the trooper stopped the car with California plates, a pickup with Colorado plates briefly stopped before driving away.
Police caught up with the pickup 30 minutes later – and found 50 pounds of marijuana hidden in the cab.
Now a 73-year-old grandmother, her granddaughter and the granddaughter’s boyfriend face charges they conspired to distribute marijuana.
The investigation started just before noon on Tuesday on Highway 140E near Bly, Ore, when a trooper stopped a 2001 Honda Accord displaying California license. Police said that at the time of the traffic stop, a 1999 Dodge pickup with Colorado license plates also briefly stopped in front of the Honda but then left eastbound without being contacted by the trooper.
The trooper finished with the Honda, then let him drive off.
Then, as police put it in a press release, “information was learned that the Honda and Dodge pickup were traveling together and the pickup was transporting marijuana.”
An OSP sergeant caught up with the pickup a half hour later at the intersection of Highway 140E/Highway 395. The trooper who stopped the Honda near Bly caught up with the car and stopped it again.
Both drivers and a passenger in the pickup were arrested after troopers found 50 pounds of marijauan hidden in the rear of the pickup’s cab, state police said. Police estimated the value of the marijuana at $125,000.
Police arrested the occupants of the pickup, Jonne Julia Lemieux, 73, of Jaroso, Colo., and her granddaughter Isabelle Lemiuex-Bourvea, 23, from San Anselmo, Calif., and the driver of the Honda, Isabelle’s boyfriend William O. Zack, 27, from Covelo, Calif.
The three were booked into the Lake County Jail and charged with Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana and Conspiracy to Unlawfully Possess and Distribute a Controlled Substance – Marijuana
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