IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Two people were arrested after the Idaho Falls Police Department seized 504 grams of marijuana and 1.4 grams of methamphetamine thanks to the help of IFPD’s K9 Orkan.
On Feb. 25 at approximately 1:50 a.m., Idaho Falls Police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Poplar Street and North Water Avenue where officers noticed the passengers of the vehicle displayed nervous behaviors.
IFPD’s K9 Orkan was brought to the scene and conducted a free-air sniff around the vehicle and gave a final indication to the presence of narcotic odor on the door of the vehicle.
Upon conducting a search of the vehicle, Idaho Falls Police located a backpack where one of the passengers had been seated. Several containers of marijuana were found in the backpack with a combined weight of 503.6 grams.
Police also located a second bag in the vehicle where another passenger had been seated. The bag contained 1.4 of methamphetamine, approximately 0.8 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
34-year-old Marques Lawrence Fields of Chicago, IL was booked into Bonneville County Jail on charges of Drug-Trafficking in Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia-Use or Possess With Intent to Use.
Fields faces a “mandatory minimum fixed term of imprisonment of one (1) year and fined not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000)" in regards to the charge of Drug-Trafficking in Marijuana.
29-year-old Latressa Roie Straley of Idaho Falls was booked into Bonneville County Jail on charges of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia-Use or Possess With Intent to Use and Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Straley "may be imprisoned for not more than seven (7) years, or fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or both" in regards to the charge of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.