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Narcotics arrest


On February 22, 2017 the Ida County Sheriff's Office arrested two Colorado men for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana following a traffic stop on highway 20 in rural Ida County.

The vehicle they were traveling in was pulled over at 3:15 a.m. for a minor traffic violation. Deputies smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle upon approaching.

Ida County K-9 Anou was deployed and alerted to the odor of narcotics. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed over 4.5 pounds of marijuana and a 1/4 pound of cocaine hidden in the vehicle in several packages.

Deputies seized the narcotics and a large amount of U.S. currency that was also sealed in a package and is believed to be

Arrested at the scene were:

John Wesley Reed, 42 and Michael Christopher Taylor, 33 both of Aurora, Colorado.

Both men were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine and drug tax stamp violations. Both were transported to the Ida County jail.