Ada County Sheriff’s deputies seized almost a pound of methamphetamine and over $12,000 in cash during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 Wednesday.
Joshua Allen Thomas, 38, and William Scott Demint, 43, are being held in the Ada County Jail on felony trafficking of methamphetamine charges.
A deputy pulled over Demint’s Ford F-150 on westbound I-84 just after 6 p.m. Wednesday for speeding. The truck was going as fast as 70 mph in a 55 mph construction zone.
It was during the speeding investigation that ACSO K-9 Nina detected the presence of drugs in the bed of the truck.
Deputies found 441 grams of meth, a digital scale, packaging materials, 12 grams of marijuana, and $12,794 inside a first aid kit. Deputies later found a 9mm handgun in the glove box of the truck.
Thomas and Demint will make their initial court appearance Thursday afternoon.
The crime of trafficking over 400 grams of methamphetamine is punishable by up to life in prison, with a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence.