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Traffic stops yield more than 50 pounds of pot in Power County

By Staff Writer
Published On: Nov 11 2013 02:10:18 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 11 2013 03:40:57 PM CST

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho -

Police have seized more than 50 pounds of marijuana in two traffic stops in Power County.

On Monday just before 9 a.m., Idaho State Police and a Blackfoot city K9 unit conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 86 near American Falls in Power County. The driver, Danny Goddard, 37, of Valley Springs, Calif., was traveling east when he was pulled over for a traffic violation. His passenger was Richard Royal, 38, of Linden, Calif.

Police found and seized 38.7 pounds of marijuana during the stop, as well as $1,000, ISP said.

Goddard and Royal were arrested on charges of trafficking a controlled substance and felony possession of marijuana and were booked into the Power County Jail.

A day earlier, a Pocatello man was arrested after police found nearly 14 pounds of marijuana in his pickup.

Around noon Sunday, ISP pulled over a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado traveling east on I-86 near American Falls for a traffic violation.

Driving the pickup was Mario Rodriguez, 22. He was arrested after troopers found and seized nearly 13.89 pounds of marijuana. Authorities also found and seized $736.

Rodriguez was booked into the Power County Jail on charges of trafficking a controlled substance and felony possession of marijuana.

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