HERMISTON -- Hermiston police found two pounds of marijuana in a car after stopping a Hermiston man early Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said.
Officers conducted a special DUI enforcement over the Memorial Day weekend and arrested two drivers for DUI, cited two minors for possessing alcohol and issued a citation for an open container, said Chief Jason Edmiston.
But, a 2:20 a.m. Saturday traffic stop is what led officers to the marijuana arrest.
Carlos J. Orozco, 38, was stopped while driving a white Toyota 4-Runner and arrested for DUI. Officers then discovered the marijuana, along with cash and packaging material inside the SUV, Edmiston said.
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Orozco was arrested and booked into the Umatilla County jail on suspicion of unlawful manufacturing of marijuana, unlawful delivery of marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana and DUI.