ISP pulls over vehicle and discovers $130,000 in drugs on board
On Tuesday Nov. 13, around 9 am, an Idaho State Police Trooper stopped a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe for a routine traffic violation on I-86 at milepost 29, near American Falls.
During the trooper's investigation, around 11.1 pounds of Marijuana was discovered and 2.1 pounds of Hashish was also discovered in the vehicle. In total over 13 pounds of illegal drugs were seized from the vehicle.
The Idaho State Police also seized over $1,500 in cash. The driver, Manuel Burnett, 29 of Manhattan, KS, and the passenger Mathew Volkomener, 31 of Great Falls, MT, were both arrested and transported to the Power County Jail. Burnett and Volkemener were both charged with 2 counts of felony drug trafficking.
The drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $130,000.