Elmore County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Kansas father and son and confiscated nearly a dozen pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Monday.
Sgt. Steve Burnett pulled over a vehicle on eastbound Interstate 84 near milepost 92 and detected the odor of marijuana, the sheriff's office reported Tuesday. Burnett's narcotics dog, Phoebe, detected drugs, and the packaged marijuana was discovered during a search, the ECSO reports.
Richard Grant, 65, and his 30-year-old son Patrick Grant, both of Shawnee, Kansas, were taken into custody on charges of felony marijuana trafficking. Patrick Grant also faces misdemeanor charges of possessing MDMA and Butane hash oil.
The estimated street value of the marijuana is $44,000, according to the sheriff's office. In addition to the drugs, investigators seized $4,879 in cash. The Grants were on their way back to Kansas after a brief stay in Oregon when they were stopped on I-84, the sheriff's office reports.