Traffic Stop in John Day ends with arrest for possession of a destructive device – Grant County (Photo)


On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at approximately 6:43 P.M. an Oregon State Police Trooper assigned to the John Day Worksite conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Toyota Scion on HWY 26 near milepost 163.

The driver, Jeremiah Alsop (37) of Prairie City, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and two felony warrants.

The registered owner of the Toyota, Alycia Howes (22), was arrested on a felony warrant.

The third passenger, Tanner Prock (22), was arrested by the John Day Police Department as a result of an earlier investigation.

During the traffic contact an explosive device was located.  

The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit responded and rendered the device safe.

HWY 26 was closed for about 2 1/2 hours.

Alsop will be additionally charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device and possession of methamphetamine. 

Howes will additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine. 

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