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62 pounds of processed marijuana is seized after the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office make a traffic stop that led them to the pot. The arrest of Mark Joseph Wirges, Junior, 34, of Bend began Thursday afternoon on Highway 97, just south of Deschutes Junction. The Sheriffs report says the investigation during the stop led police to a storage unit containing large bags of the pot, worth about $180,000.  Wirges is held in the Deschutes County jail on $50,000 bail.

 

 

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