An Idaho State Police trooper arrested two men after discovering they had more than a pound of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.
According to a news release, Andy Lopez, 66, of Teton, and Michael Venezia, 52, from California, were driving on U.S. Highway 20 at night without lights on when the trooper stopped them.
The trooper reportedly saw several items of drug paraphernalia in the car, enough to establish probable cause to search the vehicle. During the search, the trooper discovered 1.25 pounds of methamphetamine.
The news release also states the trooper found 8 ounces of marijuana and evidence that the pair intended to sell the marijuana.
Both defendants are charged with trafficking more than 400 grams of methamphetamine, punishable with a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and up to a life sentence. They were also both charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, punishable with up to seven years in prison, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
Both defendants have preliminary hearings scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in Bonneville County Court.