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Police: 90 pounds of pot found in Oregon man's SUV

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POCATELLO, ID (KPTV) -

A routine traffic stop in Idaho led police to seize almost 90 pounds of marijuana and arrest an Oregon man Wednesday.

Antonio Alvarez-Contreras, of Gaston, was in a silver Toyota Highlander heading east on Interstate 86 near American Falls. A trooper stopped the SUV for a traffic violation just before 9 a.m.

When police searched the vehicle, they found 89.9 pounds of marijuana, troopers said.

In addition to the marijuana, police seized the SUV.

Alvarez-Contreras was booked into the Power County Jail on a charge of trafficking a controlled substance.

The marijuana has an estimated street value of $180,000.

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