Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Traffic Stop near Idaho Falls Leads to Drug Arrest

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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: 09/06/2011 3 am

Contact: Sergeant Elverud

On September 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm, Sergeant Elverud of the Idaho State Police stopped a 2003 Kia Spectra for a traffic infraction. The Kia was traveling northbound on I15 at milepost 117 in Bonneville County near Idaho Falls. The vehicle was driven by 21 year old Zachary Scott SPIEKER from Moorehead, MN. Sergeant Elverud made contact with Spieker and smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Based on the marijuana odor, Sergeant Elverud searched the vehicle and found 1.5 pounds of Marijuana, several units of suspected LSD, 2 containers with unknown powder substance along with miscellaneous drug paraphernalia.

Sergeant Elverud arrested the driver, Zachary Spieker for trafficking marijuana. Charges are pending on the suspected LSD and unknown powder substances that will be sent for forensic testing. Spieker was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

Sergeant Elverud was assisted at the scene by Idaho Falls Police and Bonneville County Sheriff.