Thursday, June 26, 2014

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

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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: 06/25/14 3:30 PM
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, at approximately 09:31 a.m., the Idaho State Police made a routine traffic stop on a 2014 Jeep, east on Interstate 86 at milepost 2 in Cassia County. The driver, Rex Archer, 33 years of age of Merced, California, and passenger, Joel Porter, 30 years of age of Jacksonville, Florida, were subsequently arrested. Both subjects were taken to the Cassia County Jail, and were charged with felony drug trafficking. The Idaho State Police seized approximately 21 pounds of suspected marijuana. The drugs have a value of approximately $40,000.00. The investigation is ongoing at this time.