Saturday, November 12, 2016

Traffic Stop North of Pocatello Leads to Marijuana 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: 11/12/16 2:35 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Friday, November 11th, 2016, at approximately 11:25 p.m., the Idaho State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Ford Explorer traveling northbound on Interstate 15 near mile marker 73, one mile north of Pocatello. During the traffic stop, 125 pounds of marijuana were seized. The driver and sole occupant of the Ford Explorer, Nathan Thao, a 37 year old male from Fresno California, was arrested and incarcerated at the Bannock County Jail for marijuana trafficking over 25 pounds. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $500,000.