BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A traffic stop in southwestern Idaho resulted in an Oregon man being charged with felony drug trafficking after officers found nearly 69 pounds of marijuana in his car.
The Idaho State Police says 39-year-old Justin Cody Brownrigg of Eugene, Ore., was pulled over for a traffic violation on Interstate 84 in Canyon County. A trooper detected the odor of marijuana in the car and Brownrigg said he had eight to 10 grams of marijuana and was a medical marijuana cardholder in Oregon.
Officers found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe, but a more intensive search turned up three large duffel bags with 68.8 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $172,000 in the car.
Brownrigg told officers he was headed to Utah.