Idaho State Police arrest California man on drug charges during traffic stop

Statesman staffOctober 11, 2013 

Idaho State Police arrested a California man Friday afternoon after troopers said they found about $8,000 worth of marijuana in the man's car during a traffic stop in Owyhee County.

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Idaho State Police arrested a California man Friday afternoon after troopers said they found about $8,000 worth of marijuana in the man's car during a traffic stop in Owyhee County.

Troopers said they stopped a car driven by Kenneth Rinard, 52, of Shingle Springs for speeding at milepost 9 on U.S. 95.

Troopers said they smelled marijuana and called for a Weiser police drug-detection K-9. A cooler containing eight gallon-size bags with approximately a half-pound of marijuana in each was found in the car, ISP said.

Rinard was charged with felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the Owyhee County Jail.

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