Thursday, November 29, 2012

Explosive Device Located in Vehicle During Routine Traffic Stop

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 11/29/2012 2:23 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 8:40 a.m. Idaho State Police initiated a routine traffic stop on US 20 at approximately milepost 312. Shortly after the stop, a drug K9 from Bonneville County Sheriff's Office was requested to assist with a search of the vehicle. During the search, a homemade explosive device was located in the trunk. Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Bomb Squad was dispatched to the scene.

Dallin B. Baggett, 19 years old of Rexburg, was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Transporting Explosives, and Unlawful Possession of a Bomb or Destructive Device.

Westbound lanes of US 20 were blocked for approximately 3 hours between mileposts 311 and 313 while the device was removed and destroyed by the Idaho Falls /Bonneville County Bomb Squad.