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NPS Traffic Patrol Nets Significant Drug Bust

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Date: August 28, 2007
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005

Traffic enforcement along Highway 101 at Lake Crescent led last Friday to the arrest of one suspect and seizure of over a half pound of marijuana, a half pound of methamphetamine and a quarter pound of cocaine.

 

Olympic National Park rangers, with assistance from a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer and drug-sniffing dog, stopped a driver for a speeding violation on Friday afternoon.   The dog detected drugs inside the vehicle and after a short chase, rangers were successful in taking the suspect into custody.  In addition to the drugs mentioned above, a search of the vehicle yielded drug processing materials and $15,800 in cash.  A 2007 Lincoln Navigator was also seized. 

 

Olympic National Park is an area of exclusive federal jurisdiction; trained and qualified rangers perform all law enforcement duties within the park, with assistance from other agencies as requested.

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Mossy trees in the Hoh Rainforest

...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.