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Online Petition Calls For Charges To Be Dropped Against Trucker Who Hauled Hemp

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Idaho State Police seized more than 6,700 pounds of hemp in January and arrested Oregon truck driver, Denis Palamarchuck for drug trafficking.

A Colorado company is fighting drug trafficking charges in Idaho after one of its drivers was caught transporting nearly 7,000 pounds of non-pyschoactive hemp. A petition is currently making the rounds to drop the charges against the shipping company and the driver of the truck. Idaho Matters looks into this case and efforts to absolve some of the players with Idaho State Representative Ilana Rubel (D-Boise) and Tracy Olson, a concerned citizen.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.