Bandon man and associate arrested for cross-country marijuana transport

Bandon man and associate arrested for cross-country marijuana transport
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind.-- Two men from the Oregon coast have been arrested in Indiana after troopers say they were hauling a large amount of marijuana from Oregon to New York.

An Indiana State Trooper pulled over a U-Haul rental truck for a minor traffic violation on the Indiana Toll Road on Nov. 29.

After being asked a few questions, troopers say the driver Kelly Sullivan, 39, of Nehalem began acting strange. It was then the trooper ran his K-9 partner around the outside of the truck. That is when the dog began to make movements that it had detected drugs.

The trooper seached the passenger cabin of the U-Haul and found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. While placing Sullivan under arrest, the trooper said he recieved a call from Brian Kraynik, 36, of Bandon.

Kraynik said he rented the truck and was driving to New York with Sullivan, following in another car behind him. According to troopers, he went on to say that he put several pounds of marijuana in the back of the truck and did not tell Sullivan.

Kraynik turned himself into troopers minutes later.

Troopers opened the rear of the truck to find 13 boxes that contained 90 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana has a street value of approximately $4,000-$5,000 per pound.

Kraynick was arrested and is being charged with dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana. Sullivan is being charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.