Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Idaho State Police Arrest One for Felony Trafficking Marijuana

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 02/07/12 2:20 p.m.
Contact: Lt. Sheldon Kelley

On Sunday, February 5, 2012, at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Idaho State Police District 3 Patrol stopped a red 1992 Subaru, displaying Oregon Plates, eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 16 in Payette County, Idaho for an equipment violation.

The driver was identified by an Oregon identification card as Curtis Vandevooren, 50 years old, of Ashland, Oregon. During the traffic stop, Vandevooren told the investigating Trooper he was a registered marijuana card holder in Oregon. Vandevooren admitted to possessing personal amounts of marijuana. When the Trooper inquired how much marijuana was in the vehicle, Vandevooren said he had between three and four pounds. At the time of the stop, the vehicle was traveling through Idaho, a non-medical marijuana state, and was reportedly destined for Boise.

A search of the vehicle revealed several large sealed plastic bags containing marijuana. The search also revealed several pieces of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Vandevooren was arrested for Felony Trafficking (marijuana) and was booked into the Payette County Jail. The weight of the seized marijuana was approximately 5 pounds with an estimated value of $12,000.00. ISP was assisted on the stop by the Payette County Sheriff's Office and the Payette Police Department.