Olympia man arrested after 2 pounds of pot found during cell phone traffic stop

Oregon State Police say a traffic stop for an alleged cell phone law violation led to the seizure of about 2 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of an Olympia man.

Lt. Gregg Hastings said a trooper on Monday stopped a pickup truck for unlawful use of a cell phone on U.S. Highway 26 west of Sandy and noticed “an overwhelming odor of marijuana.”

The trooper arrested 26-year-old Zachary John-Richard Stockert for investigation of driving while intoxicated-drugs and unlawful possession and distribution of marijuana. He was also cited for unlawful use of a cell phone and driving with a suspended license. About 2 pounds of marijuana was found.