A Boise man was arrested on drug and weapons charges Saturday after a traffic stop in central Oregon.
According to Oregon State Police, troopers from the Bend area stopped a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria on US Highway 97 near Redmond around 10 p.m.
Upon investigation, police discovered the driver, 51-year-old Jeffrey Scott Heiner, had purchased the car about 20 minutes earlier in La Pine and was impaired.
A drug detection K-9 from the Redmond Police Department was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle. A subsequent search found over 40 pounds of marijuana and marijuana extracts. The driver was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance (Xanax) and a concealed handgun.
Heiner was taken into custody and booked into the Deschutes County Jail on multiple charges including delivery and possession in excess of 8 pounds of marijuana, possession of more than one-quarter ounce of marijuana extract, unlawful exportation of marijuana and marijuana extract, unlawful possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, reckless endangering and hit and run.
The investigation is ongoing. Troopers believe that Heiner may have been involved a hit-and-run crash and abandoned that vehicle in La Pine earlier in the evening.