Thursday night the Lewiston Police Department received a tip that Travis Frazier, who had an outstanding arrest warrant, was near Albertsons in Lewiston. According to LPD, officers located Frazier, and initiated a traffic stop. During the investigation, K-9, Lucy alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotic odors. While no narcotics were found, over 85 grams of methamphetamine were seized nearby, which authorities said were thrown from the vehicle.
"Officer Reese, who was the officer that initiated the traffic stop reviewed his vehicle and could see the passenger, Rodriguez, throwing the bag out during the traffic stop, so it was actually captured on the video the officer just didn't observe it.," said LPD Captain Roger Lanier.
Both 41-year-old Travis Frazier and 57-year-old Jorge Rodriguez were booked into the Nez Perce County jail on charges of trafficking methamphetamine. The drug is believed to have come from the Tri-Cities region, and has a street value of over $3,000.