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Unrelated traffic stops result in felony drug arrests

Methamphetamine, commercially sold marijuana recovered

Felony drug possession charges resulted for individuals stopped in two recent unrelated traffic stops.

A March 1 preliminary hearing is set for Janine D. Jones, 39, of Connecticut, for felony possession of marijuana (more than three ounces in any form).

Jones was arrested Feb. 16 following an Idaho State Police traffic stop in Riggins for speeding. During the stop, ISP Trooper Chad Montgomery detected the odor of marijuana in Jones’ vehicle and conducted a search. As a result, Montgomery found multiple alleged marijuana products recently purchased from a Colorado commercial dispensary, which included pre-rolled “Jeff Joints,” marijuana-infused or laced products — sugar cubes, mango drink, herbal tea bags – and a container of marijuana. Calculated on site, total weight of products was 10.94 ounces.

In an unrelated incident, Tonya La Ree Funderburg, 43, of Kamiah, was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia and DUI, both misdemeanors. A preliminary hearing on charges is set March 1.

Charges resulted from a traffic stop four miles south of Kamiah on U.S. Highway 12 by Idaho County Deputy Craig Hoodman for Funderburg allegedly failing to maintain a safe following distance. Due to her observed erratic driving and behavior, Hoodman suspected she was under the influence of a stimulant and conducted field sobriety tests; two of three failed. During a vehicle search, Hoodman allegedly discovered a bag with approximately 0.3 grams of white crystal shards that were field tested with positive results as methamphetamine.


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