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Nine Pounds of Marijuana Found in Hermiston

HERMISTON, Oregon - 20,000 dollars worth of marijuana is off the street after sheriff's deputies raided a home and found the drugs.  Umatilla County Sheriffs said they also found dozens of stolen goods during the raid.

A tip came into the sheriff's office linking a Hermiston man to stolen goods.  But when police showed up with a search warrant, they found nine pounds of packaged marijuana.  The drugs were prepackaged in zip lock bags along with a three pound brick of marijuana.  The drugs are worth anywhere between $15,000 and $20,000 on the street.

Sheriff's said they had a warrant to search a home sitting on 40 acres at 79554 Agnew Road in Hermiston.  Along with drugs, they found items taken from homes and businesses including a compressor from the Tri-Cites.

46-year-old Jonathan Reuter is in jail on theft and drug charges.  He was arrested at the Hermiston home without incident on January 26, 2007.

Detectives are still looking into this case and plan on making more arrests.