Monday, November 18, 2013

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest near Mountain Home

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
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For Immediate Release: 11/18/13 7:00 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 18, 2013, at 3:05 a.m., the Idaho State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Infinity G37, on Interstate 84 at milepost 84, near Mountain Home. The vehicle was traveling westbound, and was stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Robert Knowles, 47, of Bonney Lake, Washington. Sarah Miller, 21, also of Bonney Lake, was a passenger in the vehicle. The Idaho State Police was assisted by the Mountain Home Police Department and the Elmore County Sheriff's Office, which utilized a drug detection canine. Approximately 4.5 ounces of cocaine, over 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine, small quantities of heroin and marijuana, and approximately $9,400.00, were found and seized. Both individuals were incarcerated in the Elmore County jail on multiple charges, including drug trafficking. The car was impounded and subject to seizure by the Idaho State Police.