Texas Man Arrested with 25 Pounds of Marijuana
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) - Idaho State Police say a traffic stop near Nampa apparently derailed a Texas man's business model.
State police say a 24-year-old Houston, Texas, man had been stopped by a trooper on Monday night for a traffic infraction on Interstate 84 when the trooper detected a strong odor of marijuana from the Ford Escape. The trooper called for a drug detection K-9 that found the car interesting and police found roughly 25 pounds of marijuana inside.
State police spokeswoman Teresa Baker says the driver told troopers he had moved to Washington state to grow marijuana to take back to Texas and sell. Police say Victor Toscano was arrested for investigation of felony trafficking in marijuana.