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Jason Hatch, 44, was arrested after police allegedly found 11 pounds of weed, $6,000 in Honda Civic

PHOTOS VIA MCSO/PPB - FROM LEFT: Jason Hatch was arrested after Portland Police Bureau allegedly found marijuana and cash in his car. A driver allegedly trucking piles of the green stuff — in this case, cash and marijuana — will face charges after being pulled over for a traffic stop.

The Portland Police Bureau says the incident began around 9:10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 after a swing shift East Precinct officer stopped a Honda Civic near Southeast Foster Road and 130th Avenue.

Police allege the driver, later identified as Jason Travis Hatch, had a felony warrant. But police say they also discovered baggies and baggies of marijuana inside the car, plus about $6,000 in cash.

Court records show that Hatch — a 44-year-old Seaside resident who told jailers he works part time as a plumber — has an open case in Clatsop County for allegedly unlawfully purchasing a gun and providing false information during the firearm transfer.

Police lodged Hatch on new charges for delivery of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of a felony amount of marijuana, though court records indicate that proscutors are not pursuing those charges.

Hatch has four misdemeanor convictions on his record, according to court docs.


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