CANYON COUNTY, Idaho — One man is in custody after police found a large quantity of heroin and a sawed-off shotgun in his vehicle during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Gustavo Sanchez, 41, was pulled over early Wednesday morning on Interstate 84 between Sand Hollow and Middleton in Canyon County.
Idaho State Police called in a K-9 officer from Nampa Police to help in the investigation. A search of Sanchez's vehicle turned up nearly half a pound of heroin and the shotgun.
Sanchez was arrested and booked into the Canyon County Jail on a felony drug trafficking charge. A Nampa Police spokesman said the seized heroin has an estimated street value of $30,000.
If convicted, Sanchez would face a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison.
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