TWIN FALLS - Two men of Mexican descent are behind bars in the Magic Valley after Idaho State Police stopped the men for alleged drug trafficking, and say one of the suspects fired a weapon at responding officers.
According to police, at approximately 3:00 a.m. Saturday in at the Wal Mart parking lot in Twin Falls at 252 Cheney Dr. W., Idaho State Police attempted to arrest two individuals suspected of drug trafficking. The suspects are identified as Bonafacio Carlos Taffola, 24 and Arcenio Sosa Solorio, 26. Both are Mexican nationals who authorities believe have most recently resided in the Twin Falls area.
During the attempted arrest, one of the suspects pulled a pistol and took a shot at one of the ISP personnel on the scene.
"It appears there was just one shot fired and nobody was hit or injured," a press release from ISP stated. "One of the suspects attempted to elude ISP troopers on foot but he was quickly taken into custody without further incident."
Both suspects have been booked into the Twin Falls County Jail.
38 pounds of marijuana were taken as evidence from the suspects' vehicle, along with approximately two grams of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.The approximate value of the drugs is $75,000.
This Aggravated Assault (firearms discharge) incident is now under investigation by the Twin Falls Police Department.