Driving too fast headed back to the valley after a day and night at the beach proved the undoing of a Springfield man and his four juvenile passengers. An OSP trooper clocked Randy Paulson’s SUV at well above the speed limit as he zoomed along Highway 20, about four miles east of Toledo. That’s on a pretty steep downgrade.
After the trooper pulled Paulson over he noticed four juveniles inside, two male, two female, also from Springfield. The trooper figured he had more than just a speeding ticket in his sights so he called for assistance from the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team. And, they found a pound and a half of marijuana, brass knuckles and other evidence inside the vehicle.
All five were taken into custody. Paulson was arrested for felony possession of marijuana and four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. The two male juveniles were cited into juvenile court on charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and endangering the welfare of a minor. The two female juveniles were cited for minor in possession of alcohol and were later released to their parents.