News Release - Idaho State Police and allied law enforcement agencies conduct joint operation resulting in drug seizures, arrests near Lewiston
Immediate release, July 25, 2018
Contact: Tim Marsano, ISP Public Information Officer, 208.884.7122
On July 24, 2018, the Idaho State Police conducted a joint operation with the Lewiston Police Department, Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office and Nez Perce Tribal Police Department on US Highway 12 and US Highway 95 near Lewiston, Idaho. The focus of the operation was to enhance traffic safety and identify and disrupt criminal activity.
Over the course of 7 hours, 42 vehicles were stopped for traffic violations. Upon further investigation during those stops, law enforcement initiated 6 felony drug charges, 25 misdemeanor drug charges and made 1 outstanding warrant arrest. Law enforcement also seized 21 grams of methamphetamine and 1 gram of heroin. One arrest was made for felony unlawful possession of a firearm and two weapons were seized. Multiple citations and warnings were issued for traffic violations. The Idaho State Police appreciates allied agency support of its mission to provide public safety across the State of Idaho through law enforcement excellence.