A Routine Traffic Stop Turns Into A Drug Bust And Request For The Bomb Squad


By Paul Johnson

Bonneville County, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - What started out as a routine traffic stop earlier today turned into a drug bust and a bomb squad getting involved. The Idaho State Police say it all started at 8:40 am this morning on U.S. 20 at approximately milepost 312. Shortly after the stop, a drug K-9 from Bonneville County Sheriff's Office was requested to assist with a search of the vehicle. During the search, a homemade explosive device was located in the trunk. Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Bomb Squad was dispatched to the scene.

Dallin B. Baggett, 19 years old of Rexburg, was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Transporting Explosives, and Unlawful Possession of a Bomb or Destructive Device.

Westbound lanes of US 20 were blocked for approximately 3 hours between mileposts 311 and 313 while the device was removed and destroyed by the Idaho Falls /Bonneville County Bomb Squad.

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