Anti-nuke activist charged with pot trafficking in Twin Falls

Anti-nuke activist charged with pot trafficking in Twin Falls

Credit: Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office

Peter Rickards

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 4:27 PM

TWIN FALLS -- A Twin Falls man who rails against nuclear power and once campaigned to be Idaho's governor has been arrested and charged with a felony for trafficking marijuana.

The Twin Falls County Sheriff Department says 58-year-old Peter Rickards was arrested at his home last Friday after police seized more than four pounds of marijuana.

Rickards was arraigned Tuesday in 5th District Court then later posted a $10,000 bond.

Rickards is a former podiatrist and in 1998 ran as an Independent in the state's gubernatorial race. He collected 12 percent of the vote in a race won by Republican Dirk Kempthorne.

He has also been a vocal opponent of nuclear energy and storing nuclear waste in Idaho, especially at the Idaho National Laboratory site near Idaho Falls.

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