Police: Oregon man tries to buy snowmobile with marijuana

A 29-year-old man was cited after trying to buy a snowmobile with marijuana over the weekend, Oregon State Police said.

Troopers said last week, Jason Owen contacted the owner of a snowmobile on Craigslist and asked if the owner would consider a pound of marijuana in trade for the vehicle.

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The owner of the snowmobile was an Oregon State Trooper out of the Salem Area Command.

On Saturday, the trooper agreed to meet with Owen and discuss the trade at a gas station.

Several patrol vehicles initiated a traffic stop and the trooper identified himself and told Owen he was committing a crime.

State Police said Owen had one and a half pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

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Owen was cited and released for adult possession of marijuana, adult delivery of marijuana and driving while suspended-misdemeanor.

A 26-year-old passenger was not charged during the incident.