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Traffic stop leads to four arrests for mail thefts and drug charges

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HAYDEN, Idaho -

A Kootenai County Sheriff's deputy pulled over a car in Hayden for a traffic stop on March 12, which resulted in four arrests.

A deputy pulled over a Ford Focus at around 1:15 a.m. for driving too fast. When the deputy talked to the people inside the car, he found that the driver didn't have insurance or a driver's license. During the stop, KCSO says that a K-9 noticed the smell of drugs in the car.

When the deputy got everyone out of the car, he found used drug paraphernalia, a concealed bowie knife, an air-soft gun, and a large amount of mail.

The deputy took a look at the evidence and determined that the people in the car were traveling from Cataldo, Idaho to Washington and stealing people's mail on the way.

The deputy found mail from 26 different victims ranging from Cataldo, Hayden, Spokane, Spokane Valley and Elk, Washington.

The four people that the deputy booked into jail include: Kelsey L. Wentzel, 29, of Cataldo, Idaho; Jacob M. Thomas, 30, of Chattaroy; Hannah L. Ryckman, 20, of Spokane Valley; and Joseph M. Stull, 20, of Vancouver, Washington.

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