Going Fishing In Idaho? Don’t Get Busted For Drugs
When one visits Idaho, it's tough to resist the urge to do a little fishing. With the plethora of beautiful scenery here, we totally get why everyone wants to spend as much time outside as possible. Unfortunately, for this visitor, outdoor time turned into time behind bars.
And yes, this really happened.
A man visiting from California was fishing near Idaho Falls, minding his own business. While trying to hook some little fishies, said man was approached by Idaho Fish & Game. Turns out, our friend from California didn't have a proper fishing license.
While speaking with the perp, the official from IF&G noticed a particular smell coming from the fisherman's vehicle: marijuana. The man admitted that he grew his own cannabis plants, and possessed over ten pounds of the stuff in his trunk. He also had THC vapes and rolling papers in the vehicle.
Our friend from California was charged with trafficking more than five pounds of marijuana but less than 25 pounds, and could face up to 15 years in prison. Which is exactly why you never go fishing without a license.