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Umatilla man jailed after ‘marijuana wax’ found in vehicle during traffic stop

Eduardo Barrientos

A 20-year-old Umatilla man was arrested recently after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy stopped him for having an obstructed license plate.

The deputy spotted a white Ford traveling westbound on S.E. 175th Street with a tinted license plate cover that was covered in what appeared to be mud. During the traffic stop, the deputy reported smelling what appeared to be the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

The deputy asked the driver, Eduardo Barrientos, and his passengers to exit the vehicle. When asked if there was anything illegal in the car, Barrientos said there was some “DAB” in-between the seats. The deputy asked Barrientos what he meant by that and he said it was “marijuana wax,” a sheriff’s office report states.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies located the wax in a small glass jar that was labeled THC on the top and a gray vape pen, both of which tested positive for THC content. Barrientos admitted both items belonged to him, the report says.

Barrientos was transported to the Marion County Jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He was released on $2,000 bond and his next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.

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