Thursday, April 28, 2011

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure

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

For Immediate Release: 04/29/11 12:00 a.m.
Contact: Cpl. Cox

On April 28, 2011, at approximately 5:39 p.m., Cpl. Vance Cox stopped a 1997 Dodge Intrepid, occupied by Daniel and Karen Thomason of Heron, MT, for a traffic violation that occurred on Interstate 15 at milepost 119 near Idaho Falls. An odor emanating from the car ultimately resulted in a search of the vehicle, where 182 marijuana cigarettes and other packaged marijuana were seized by Cpl. Cox. The total weight of all the marijuana seized was 5.2 ounces, with an estimated street value of $2,000.00. Both subjects were charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana and booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

Cpl. Cox was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Elverud. The investigation is on-going.