Huge Drug Bust Yields Fentanyl and Meth in Southern Idaho
Fentanyl and Meth Seized in Surprise Southern Idaho Drug Bust
Police in Pocatello, ID had a surprise ending to a routine traffic stop Thursday morning.
Early February 8th, troopers from the Domestic Highway Enforcement Team pulled over a 2013 Chrysler 300 for a violation. Officers used their training to realize that the occupants of the vehicle were acting strange which raised suspicions of criminal activity. The police report states:
a trained drug detection canine was deployed, which alerted troopers to the odor of illegal drugs coming from inside the vehicle. As a result, a probable cause search revealed the discovery and seizure of approximately 5.5 pounds of methamphetamine and 3,000 fentanyl pills hidden inside a spare tire.
The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and the incident is being investigated by Idaho State Police.
Cops Get Another Huge Drug Bust in Southern Idaho
Idaho has seen quite a few large drug busts recently. Less than a year ago south of Twin Falls around $1 million in drugs were seized. In September of 2022, more than $3.5 million in Fentanyl was found during a traffic stop, also south of Twin Falls. 2,000 Fentanyl pills were seized by police in Idaho Falls in June of 2022. Regarding the latest drug bust, police say:
This seizure underscores the relentless efforts of law enforcement to combat illegal drugs in our communities," stated DHE Sergeant Curt Sproat. "The dangers associated with these illicit substances cannot be overstated as they pose a grave threat to public health and safety in our communities. We are committed to removing them from our streets.
Fentanyl is a growing problem in Idaho and across the United States. Idaho House Bill 406 could become law soon, requiring jail time and fines for those caught trafficking Fentanyl.
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