Jon Rafael Woods is being held in the Ada County Jail on two counts of felony trafficking in a controlled substance after Meridian police say they found three pounds of marijuana and two ounces of cocaine in his car during a traffic stop Tuesday night.
A patrol officer pulled over Woods car around 8 p.m. Tuesday, near the Presidential Drive/Eagle Road intersection, after figuring out the license plate did not match registration information.
It was during that traffic stop that Meridian police say they detected a strong smell of marijuana coming form inside. A K-9 police dog was called and alerted on the car. Police say they found two pounds of marijuana split between shopping bag and duffel bag, which also had the cocaine inside. Police also found packaging materials, scales, and other drug paraphernalia in the car, according to reports.
Police charged the 35-year-old Woods for trafficking because of the amount of drugs found inside the car and other, undisclosed evidence that the drugs were for sale, according to reports.
Woods is also charged with misdemeanor counts of driving without privileges, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to show up for a court date.
Woods will make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
The crime of trafficking cocaine is punishable by up to life in prison, with a three year mandatory minimum. The crime of trafficking marijuana is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.