It's the biggest Idaho drug traffic bust any state trooper can remember: a three-ton load of marijuana officers found on I-84.
Idaho State Police say they found 6,701 pounds of a THC-containing substance inside a semi truck registered in Oregon. The bust occured during an inspected at the east Boise Port of Entry last week.
The driver's paperwork indicated the truck trailer contained industrial hemp. But a state trooper's training and experience led him to believe it may be something more.
The truck trailer was unsealed and inspectors found 31 large bags filled with a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana. A drug sniffing dog gave a positive alert on the cargo and a narcotic ID kit sample tested presumptive for THC, the active intoxicant in pot.
The 36-year-old truck driver from Portland was arrested and charged with felony trafficking in marijuana. The presumed pot is being tested at a lab for a more conclusive analysis.
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