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

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.