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Klamath Basin News, Friday, Oct. 25 – Man Arrested With 632 Pounds of Marijuana in Pickup

The latest Klamath Falls News around the Klamath Basin from Wynne Broadcasting’s KFLS News/Talk 1450AM/102.5FM, BasinLife.com and The Herald & News.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Klamath Basin Weather

Sunny, with a high of 70. Clear and cold overnight, low of 37 degrees.

Sunny, with a high near 60.   Clear, with a low around 28.

Sunny, with a high near 54.

Sunny, with a high near 58.

Today’s Headlines…

The Klamath County Public Health Air Advisory is Green until noon today.

Wednesday about 3:00pm, an Oregon State Police trooper stopped a 2015 Chevy Pickup on Hiway 140E near milepost 15 for a traffic violation

During the traffic stop the trooper obtained probable cause to search the vehicle.  During the search the trooper located 632.5 lbs of marijuana and 36.8 lbs of suspected Butane Honey Oil extract. The driver was identified as  year old Dustin R. Schoenhofer from Ohio.  Through the investigation investigators learned the marijuana and BHO extract was destined for Ohio. 

Schoenhofer was lodged at the Klamath County Jail for Exporting Marijuana, Exporting Extract, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Extract, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Extract.

The OSP Domestic Highway Enforcement team routinely conducts illegal narcotic trafficking saturations throughout the state of Oregon.  Their mission is to identify and disrupt all criminal conduct on Oregon highways and identify elements of drug trafficking organizations for further investigation and dismantling in cooperation with numerous law enforcement agencies not only in Oregon but several other locations within the United States.

The Kingsley Field Fire Department will conduct prescribed fire operations starting today through Sunday.

The burn operations are scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will take place on Kingsley Field property adjacent to Spring Lake Road. The burn is subject to air quality and weather and may be rescheduled if conditions require it. The prescribed burn operations will serve to remove invasive weed species from the base as well as remove potential bird habitat thus decreasing the risk of bird strikes to aircraft.

The Kingsley Field Fire Department will conduct the prescribed burn operations in close partnership with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Klamath County Fire District #1, the Oregon Department of Forestry, local railroad officials, and the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport.

As influenza activity picks up this fall, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.

Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well. One way to maintain health is to get a flu vaccine each fall. There is no waiting period to give blood or platelets after receiving a flu shot as long as the donor is symptom-free and fever-free. Donors must feel healthy and well on the day of donation.

Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are urged to give now to ensure a stable supply this fall.

You can donate blood in Klamath Falls November 4th from noon to five at the Refuge City Church 2610 Shasta Way. In Bonanza November 7th from 9 until 2:30 at the Bonanza School Small Gym and in Silver Lake November 14th from 10:30 until 3:30 at the North Lake County School on Fort Rock Road.

If your out and about driving Saturday remember from 9:45 AM to 1:30 PM the Klamath Falls Downtown Association will conduct their annual Scarecrow Row event.

During this event Main Street will be closed between 4th Street and 11th Street and traffic routed to alternate routes.

The fun event for kids and their families includes trick or treating at downtown businesses, star wars characters, face painting, pumpkin carving and games.

Grange Co-op is teaming up with local FFA chapters to help support their Drive Away Hunger campaign.

Today at 6:30pm Grange Co-op will open its doors for a special event called “Grange Co-op After Hours.”  Every person who donates a canned food item earns a raffle ticket to earn great prizes.  This special event will be held at the Grange Co-op store on Washburn Way.  Jason Wall, Marketing Manager for Grange said FFA chapters have been collecting cans at all of our locations for the month of October.

“We recognize there are needs for people in our communities and by supporting FFA in their collecting we help create a greater impact. Offering this incentive to our customers is just one-way Grange Co-op has long supported our Oregon and California FFA Chapters”.

Around the region authorities say an 89-year-old man died while working at a logging site south of Ashland.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies say Russell Elder of Trail died Wednesday after the heavy equipment he was operating in private timber rolled over. Authorities received the 911 call Wednesday afternoon. Responding deputies and medical personnel pronounced Elder dead at the scene. Deputies learned Elder had been operating a skid-steer loader, which overturned on a slope. The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the cause and manner of death.

Klamath Falls News from partnership with the Herald and News, empowering the community.

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