Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Traffic stops leads to drug arrests near American Falls

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 11/13/2012 3:20 pm
Please direct questions to the District Office
On Tuesday November 13, 2012, at approximately 09:00 am, an Idaho State Police Trooper stopped a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe for a routine traffic violation on I-86 at milepost 29, near American Falls, Idaho. During the Trooper's investigation, approximately 11.1 pounds of Marijuana was discovered and 2.1 pounds of Hashish was also discovered in the vehicle. In total over 13 pounds of illegal drugs were seized from the vehicle. The Idaho State Police also seized over $1500.00 in cash. The driver Manuel Burnett, 29 of Manhattan, KS and the passenger Mathew Volkomener, 31 of Great Falls, MT were both arrested and transported to the Power County Jail. Burnett and Volkemener were both charged with 2 counts of felony drug trafficking. The drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $130,000.