ISP: Oregon man busted with 68 pounds of pot

ISP: Oregon man busted with 68 pounds of pot
CALDWELL, Idaho - A 39-year-old man who told police he was a medical marijuana card holder from Oregon has been arrested by police after officials found almost 70 pounds worth of pot in his vehicle.

Idaho State Police say they pulled over Justin Cody Brownrigg in Canyon County Wednesday night for a traffic violation.

ISP says Brownrigg, from Eugene, Ore., initially admitted to being in possession of eight to 10 grams of marijuana.

Troopers located the small amount of marijuana, as well as a pipe in the driver's area. A search of the vehicle revealed three large duffle bags which contained several large packages of marijuana - weighing 68.8 pounds, ISP says.

The marijuana is worth about $172,000. Brownrigg has been charged with felony drug trafficking.


Courtesy Idaho State Police