Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, with help of drug dog, seizes 143 pounds of marijuana

The K9 officer that detected the massive amount of pot in the car sits proudly with his find. Courtesy: Elmore County Sheriff's Office.
Posted at 4:47 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 06:47:06-05

This story was written by Ximena Bustillo and was originally published on the Idaho Statesman.

The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit seized approximately 143 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 on Thursday afternoon, according to a Facebook post.

Manuel A. Torres, 59, of Ohio, was taken into custody on drug trafficking charges after a Sheriff’s Office dog detected the pot being transported in Torres’ vehicle, according to the Elmore County report.

That amount of marijuana has an estimated street value of over $600,000, the Sheriff’s Office said.