Thursday, January 26, 2012

Marijuana Seizure and Arrest by the Idaho State Police, Jan. 25, 2012

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford, Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7360

For Immediate Release: 01/26/12 12:50 PM
Contact: Lt. Sheldon Kelley or Capt. Steve Richardson

On January 25, 2012, at approximately 7:07 p.m., Idaho State Police District 3 Criminal Interdiction Team troopers stopped a rented gray 2010 Nissan Titan, displaying Oregon License plates, eastbound on Interstate 84, near milepost 27, in Canyon County, Idaho for a traffic violation.

The driver was identified by an Oregon driver's license as Justin Cody Brownrigg (39 YOA) of Eugene, Oregon. During the traffic stop, troopers detected the odor of marijuana. Mr. Brownrigg initially admitted to being in possession of eight to ten grams of marijuana, as well as being a Medical Marijuana Card Holder (of Oregon). At the time of the stop, the vehicle was traveling through Idaho, a non-medical marijuana state, and was reportedly destined for Utah, also a non-medical marijuana state.

Troopers located the small amount of marijuana, as well as a pipe in the driver's area. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed three large duffle bags which contained several large packages of marijuana. Mr. Brownrigg was arrested for Felony Drug Trafficking (marijuana) and was booked into the Canyon County Jail. The weight of the seized marijuana was approximately 68.8 pounds, with an estimated value of $172,000.

If media representatives have questions, they may contact ISP Lt. Sheldon Kelley or Capt. Steve Richardson at 884-7360.