Ada County Sheriff’s deputies seized about two pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop last week on Interstate 84.
Fifty-one year-old Navor Bustos, who was driving the car deputies pulled over, is charged with a felony count of trafficking in marijuana, according to an Ada County Sheriff’s Office web posting.
Deputies say they also found about eight ounces of hash oil -– a concentrated form of THC found in marijuana -– and a pound of Kief, a concentrated dried form of marijuana resin, in the trunk of the car.
Deputies pulled Bustos over for turn signal violations while he was driving eastbound on I-84, near the Eisenman Road exit, just before noon on Friday, the posting said.
It was during that investigation deputies determined Bustos, who is from Roy, Utah, was allegedly driving without a valid license.
“Bustos then told deputies he was carrying a handgun. When deputies were searching Bustos for more weapons, they found a syringe in his pocket. That led to a search of the car, where a K9 drug-sniffing dog found the drugs in the trunk,” it added.
Bustos was then taken to the Ada County Jail and arrested.
The crime of trafficking in marijuana is punishable by up to fifteen years in prison, with a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison.