To show that not all drug runners are young “fringies” on the edge of society, Oregon State Police arrested a family man early this morning as he was driving his wife and two young daughters to Washington.
An Oregon State Trooper reports he pulled a white van over on Interstate 5 just south of Wilsonville for a a traffic violation. The trooper learned from his dispatcher that the driver, Leslie Dunbar of Rodeo, CA, was wanted out of California on a larceny warrant. As a matter of procedure, the Trooper called for the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputes and a drug dog to check things out. The dog “signaled” on an area of the van that quickly produced a half-ounce of marijuana and over 4,000 oxycontin prescription pain reliever pills. Value of the pills was estimated at $140,000.
Driver of the van, Leslie Dunbar of Rodeo, CA, was arrested and booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of being a fugitive from justice, unlawful possession of prescription drugs and two counts of child neglect.
Dunbar’s wife and their two daughters, age 9 and 4, were released.