Idaho State Police Seize 6,700 Pounds of Suspected Marijuana
It is being called the largest pot bust in agent history, last Thursday a semi truck full of 6,700 pounds of suspected marijuana was stopped by Idaho State Police. The traffic stop was completely random part of a routine commercial vehicle safety inspection.
Our friends at KTVB heard from ISP spokesman Tim Marsano said the truck was out of Portland, Oregon and the shipment contained a total of 31 bags of hemp. During the inspection troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana. At that point one of the bags were opened and a field test showed the plant to be marijuana.
An ISP drug dog also alerted to the presence of drugs. It was then that 36 year old Denis V. Palamarchuk of Portland was arrested for a felony charge of marijuana trafficking. Although, when searching the Ada County Jail roster you will see that Mr. Palamarchuk is no longer in custody. He is also not in the Elmore County Jail.