Saturday, June 13, 2015

Idaho State Police Arrest Minnesota Duo for Felony Trafficking of Marijuana

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Idaho State Police
District 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 6/13/15 at 4:15 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

IDAHO FALLS - The Idaho State Police have arrested a Minnesota man and woman suspected of trafficking marijuana after a traffic stop on Saturday morning.

On June 13th at about 9:00 a.m., an Idaho State Police Trooper stopped a 2015 Hyundai passenger car traveling northbound on Interstate 15 at milepost 123, just outside of Idaho Falls for a traffic infraction. During the subsequent investigation, an ISP drug detection dog was called to the scene and alerted to drugs inside the vehicle. During the search the Trooper found packaged marijuana totaling approximately 173 pounds.

The driver of the vehicle, Koua Lor, 39 of Ramsey, Minnesota and his passenger, Aue Thao, 20 of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota were arrested for Felony Trafficking of Marijuana.

Lor and Thao were booked into the Bonneville County Jail and will be arraigned in Seventh Judicial District Court.