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Police: Portland man arrested with 117 pounds of pot in SUV

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - State police arrested a Southeast Portland man who they said had approximately 117 pounds of marijuana in his SUV.


A trooper stopped Paul William Houfek, 31, for a speeding violation on Highway 140W near Lakeview, Ore. Thursday afternoon.


The trooper and a drug-detecting dog discovered 117 pounds of pot inside a large gun safe in Houfek's SUV. The pot was inside 94 different sealed packages, police said.


The estimated street value of the marijuana is $290,000, according to police.


The trooper took Houfek to the Lake County Jail on several drug charges.

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