Friday, November 22, 2013

Traffic stop on I86 near Raft River leads to Drug Arrests

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District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000
Fax (208) 324-7897

For Immediate Release: 11/22/2013 7:21 p.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On November 22nd, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Idaho State Police conducted a traffic stop on a dark green GMC Yukon, on Interstate 86 near milepost 8, near Raft River in Cassia County, Idaho. The vehicle was traveling east and was stopped for a minor traffic violation. The driver was identified as 28 year old male Michael Griffith, from Billings, Montana. Pursuant to the traffic stop, approximately 5 pounds of marijuana was found and seized. Also, a small amount of hashish and approximately 1 to 1.5 ounces of mushrooms were found and seized. Griffith, along with his passenger Jordan Beyl, 19 years of age, from Billings, Montana, was incarcerated in the Mini-Cassia Jail where he is being charged with trafficking of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, fail to purchase a drivers license and fail to maintain insurance. Beyl is being charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.