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Traffic stop leads discovery of 800 pounds of pot

In this photo taken Wednesday June 20, 2012, David Kosmecki, left, talks to Idaho State Police Trooper Justin Klitch in Fruitland, Idaho. Kosmecki was stopped and charged with possession of marijuana after leaving Oregon. (Nigel Duara / AP)
In this photo taken Wednesday June 20, 2012, David Kosmecki, left, talks to Idaho State Police Trooper Justin Klitch in Fruitland, Idaho. Kosmecki was stopped and charged with possession of marijuana after leaving Oregon. (Nigel Duara / AP)
Associated Press

DUBOIS, Idaho – Idaho State Police say a traffic stop in eastern Idaho led to the discovery of 800 pounds of marijuana worth more than $3 million.

Police in a news release on Friday say 37-year-old Jonathan D. Speckman of Hainesville, Illinois, was taken into custody Dec. 15 on suspicion of trafficking marijuana.

Police say Speckman was pulled over for a traffic violation on Interstate 15 near Dubois. Authorities say a drug-sniffing dog detected the presence of drugs, and police obtained a search warrant for a pickup and trailer.

A Clark County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman says Speckman was being held Saturday in the Clark County Jail with a bond of $100,000.

It’s not clear from online records if Speckman has an attorney.

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