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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.

Did You Know?

star-shaped purple flowers growing in a crack of a rock

That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.