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Idaho State Police seized around 150 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop early Saturday morning near Meridian Idaho State Police seized around 150 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop early Saturday morning near Meridian
MERIDIAN, Idaho - A semi-truck driver was arrested in Idaho over the weekend when the ounce of marijuana he admitted to having turned into approximately 150 pounds!

It happened early Saturday morning when an Idaho State Police Trooper stopped to check on the driver of a semi-truck that was pulled over along I-84 near Meridian, Idaho. The driver, identified as 48-year-old Michael John Wojciechowski of Dunnellon, Florida, said he had stopped to sleep while waiting for the construction on the interstate to finish. 

In talking with Wojciechowski, the trooper smelled the odor of marijuana, and Wojciechowski admitted to having an ounce of marijuana. However, when the trooper searched the cab of the semi-truck, he found about 150 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of more than $500,000. Troopers believe Wojciechowski got the marijuana in Washington and was transporting it through Idaho to the east coast. 

Wojciechowski was arrested for Felony Drug Trafficking and booked into the Ada County Jail. The mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking of marijuana in excess of 25 pounds is five years in prison and a fine of $15,000. The maximum penalty is 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. 

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