Idaho Police: Wisconsin man jailed after traffic stop finds 47 pounds of pot

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CHUBBUCK, Idaho — A Wisconsin man has been jailed in Idaho after police say a traffic stop led to the discovery of 47.1 pounds of marijuana and $2,452 in cash.

Idaho State Police say 56-year-old Peter Laurenzano of Milwaukee was eastbound on Interstate 86 in southeastern Idaho on Wednesday afternoon when he was stopped and taken into custody.

Laurenzano on Friday remained in the Bannock County Jail facing charges of felony trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police say the marijuana is worth about $144,000.

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