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Traffic Stop Leads To Huge Marijuana Seizures In Eastern Idaho


By Paul Johnson

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho ( KIFI – TV ) - Eastern Idaho authorities say a traffic stop on Interstate 15 led to one of the largest seizures of marijuana in Bingham County history.

Police in Blackfoot say an officer with a drug sniffing dog on Saturday found 152.3 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Pao Xiong Xiong of Sacramento, Calif.

The Post Register reports in a story on Wednesday that Xiong has been charged with trafficking in marijuana. He's being held in the Bingham County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Authorities say Blackfoot Police Cpl. Chad Braswell and his K-9 partner, Moxie, found the marijuana in a hidden compartment in a 2014 Chrysler 300.

Braswell and Moxie placed second last year in a statewide search competition among K-9 team.

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