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42 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop

Idaho Falls Police Officers were notified by the Idaho State Police that a vehicle suspected of being involved in drug trafficking may be passing through the Idaho Falls area around 5:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Idaho Falls Police Officers were able to locate the vehicle driving northbound on I-15.

Officers observed the vehicle failing to correctly signal while changing lanes and conducted a traffic stop.

With the help of a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputy and his K-9, a search of the vehicle was performed which yielded approximately 42.5 pounds of marijuana.

23-year-old Destiny Vang of Wisconsin and 49-year-old Sam Shoua Lao of Minnesota were both arrested for separate counts of felony drug trafficking and were taken to the Bonneville County Jail.

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