Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Marijuana Seizure on Interstate 86 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: 02/20/2013 1:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at approximately 08:55 a.m., Idaho State Police conducted a routine traffic stop on a silver 2002 Toyota Highlander near milepost 39, near American Falls on Interstate 86 in Power County, Idaho. The silver Toyota was driving east and was stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as 51 year old, Antonio Alvarez-Contreras from Gaston, Oregon. Pursuant to the traffic stop, approximately 89.9 pounds of suspected marijuana was found and seized. Alvarez-Contreras' 2002 Toyota Highlander was also seized. Alvarez-Contreras was incarcerated in the Power County Jail where he was charged with trafficking a controlled substance. The marijuana has a street value of $180,000.00.

The investigation is ongoing.