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September 04. 2014 8:46PM

Barrington man arrested in Oregon on drug charges


Matthew S. Balukas, 24, of Barrington, N.H., was arrested in Oregon last weekend after police found 33 pounds of marijuna in a motor home. Courtesy 

A 24-year-old New Hampshire man was arrested in Oregon last weekend after police said he was caught transporting more than 30 pounds of marijuana in a motor home.

Oregon State Police said they stopped Matthew S. Balukas, 24, of Barrington last Saturday for a traffic violation along Highway 140, about two miles west of Lakeview, Ore. A police drug-detection dog discovered about 33 pounds individually wrapped one-pound packages of marijuana concealed inside the 1993 Ford motor home.

Police estimated the value of the marijuana at $80,000.

Balukas was arrested without incident and held in the Lake County Jail on a charge of unlawful possession, distribution and manufacture of a controlled substance.


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