The Columbian / Associated Press

Man arrested with 61 pounds of pot in Oregon, police say

LAVEVIEW, Ore. — Oregon State Police say a Tennessee man carrying 61 pounds of marijuana in his car was arrested in southern Oregon.

KPTV-TV reports that a trooper stopped a 2005 Subaru Legacy on Highway 140 East near Lakeview at 11:14 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say the driver was failing to stay in his lane and was impeding traffic. A search of the vehicle found 31 individually sealed packages of marijuana in the trunk.

The man, from Cookeville, Tennessee, was arrested and booked for investigation of possession of marijuana, delivery of marijuana and manufacture of marijuana.