West Linn

Police: Man caught with marijuana and hashish in West Linn

Police: Man caught with marijuana and hashish in West Linn
Photo by the West Linn Police Department

WEST LINN, Ore. -- Police say a Portland man was caught with 48 ounces of marijuana and nearly 4 ounces of hashish during a traffic stop.

West Linn police pulled over Jesse Ray Burns, a convicted felon on probation in Multnomah County, for going 78 mph in a 55-mph zone. When they talked to him, Burns said he knew he had been speeding and that he had a suspended license, according to a news release from the West Linn Police Department.

Officers said they detected a strong odor of marijuana on Burns. When they searched the vehicle, they found the marijuana, hashish and hashish wafers and oil.

"Burns claimed to have obtained the substances in Southern Oregon and was transporting them to the Portland area for medical marijuana patients," the news release said.

Burns did not have a medical marijuana card, police say.

He was booked in the Clackamas County Jail on suspicion of driving while suspended, reckless driving, DUII, possession of marijuana and possession of hashish.