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Rigby pair busted with meth at federal courthouse

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John and Tera Mullins | Pocatello Police Department

POCATELLO — A Rigby couple was found in possession of methamphetamine while being processed through the screening area at a federal courthouse.

Around 11:20 a.m. Monday, Pocatello Police officers responded to the Federal Courthouse on E Sherman St. to a report of a controlled substance found at a security checkpoint.

Officers say they discovered what they believed to be meth and a pipe used to smoke meth in a backpack belonging to Tera and John Mullins.

The backpack contained a small glass vial containing .2 grams of methamphetamine and 65 small plastic baggies, according to investigators.

The couple’s vehicle was searched and officers say they located more methamphetamine in a plastic baggie and three additional glass vials containing methamphetamine.

John and Tera Mullins were each charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Contrary to other news reports, police do not believe the couple was trying to deliver the drugs to anyone within the courthouse, Pocatello Police Lt. Ian Nelson said.

Idaho Code 37-2732, possessing multiple containers, i.e. baggies, constitutes the intent to deliver.