North Idaho

Over $300k worth of pot seized in ISP bust

An Idaho State Police trooper busted two men driving with $338,000 worth of marijuana in their vehicle on Thursday.

The trooper pulled over a Cadillac CTS for numerous infractions on I-90 in Shoshone County. During the traffic stop, the trooper realized criminal activity was happening and used his K-9 to sniff the vehicle.

The K-9 smelled illegal drugs, and a probable cause search revealed 83 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. The street value of the pot is estimated at $338,000. A semi automatic rifle was also in the vehicle.

The two people in the Cadillac, Seng Christopher Xiong, from St. Paul Park, Minn., and Chen Chang Yang, from Vadnais Heights, Minn., were arrested and booked for Trafficking in Marijuana - More than 25 pounds. Yang was also booked on a fugitive from justice warrant.