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Man arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

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John H. Ahmann | Bonneville County Jail

The following is a news release from Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

IDAHO FALLS – On January 12th around 9 p.m., a Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop on Houston Circle near Broadway in Idaho Falls on a Chevrolet car driven by 53-year-old John H. Ahmann of Pocatello. As the deputy was checking Mr. Ahmann’s information and dealing with the traffic violation a 2nd deputy arrived to assist and kept watch for safety purposes. During this time, the deputy observed Ahmann playing with a handgun as he was sitting in the driver’s seat and then conceal it near his side. The deputy then ordered Ahmann to show his hands and drop the gun to which Ahmann complied and deputies were able to get him out of the vehicle and secure him in handcuffs.

While deputies were checking Ahmann for additional weapons, they discovered he was in possession of several grams of suspected Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia. After Ahmann was secured in a patrol car, a deputy and K-9 Unit searched the vehicle and located the loaded handgun in question on the floorboard. In talking with Ahmann, he admitted to deputies that he had been selling narcotics prior to the stop.

Ahmann was transported to the Bonneville County Jail where during a pat-down search of his person, deputies located suspected Crack, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine. Ahmann was booked into the Bonneville County Jail for Felony Drug Trafficking, and Felony Counts of Trafficking in Heroin, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.

During the stop and at the jail, deputies recovered approximately 13.5 grams of Heroin, 2.5 grams of Cocaine, and 2 grams of Methamphetamine.