Monday, January 13, 2014

Idaho State Police arrest two for drug trafficking

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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: January 13, 2014 9:25 a.m.

Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday, January 11, 2013, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Idaho State Police conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 86 near milepost 33, in Power County, Idaho, west of American Falls. The vehicle was traveling east on I-86 and was stopped for a traffic violation. Pursuant to the traffic stop, 2 ounces of suspected methamphetamine and 6 ounces of suspected marijuana were found and seized.

The driver was identified as 56 year old male Matthew L. Hoven, from Seneca, South Dakota and the passenger was identified as 66 year old male Clifford E. Gerber, also from Hoven, South Dakota.

Both men were incarcerated in the Power County Jail, where they were charged with felony trafficking of a controlled substance and felony possession of marijuana.