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Pocatellan accused of trafficking in heroin, cocaine and meth

January 15, 2019

IDAHO FALLS — A 53-year-old Pocatello man has been accused of felony drug trafficking and felony counts of trafficking in heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine after a traffic stop on Saturday night in Idaho Falls, according to a news release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

John H. Ahmann was also handling a handgun while in the driver’s seat as a deputy checked Ahmann’s vehicle information during the stop, the news release said. A second deputy arrived to help with the stop and saw Ahmann conceal the firearm near his side, according to the news release.

The deputy ordered Ahmann to show his hands and drop the gun, which he did. The deputies were able to get him out of the vehicle and handcuff him.

When deputies checked Ahmann to see if he had any more weapons, they discovered he possessed suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. The deputies brought in a drug sniffing K-9 to search the vehicle he was driving and found the loaded handgun on the floorboard.

When deputies checked Ahmann to see if he had any more weapons they discovered he possessed several grams of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia, the news release said.

Deputies say Ahmann admitted that he’d been selling narcotics before the traffic stop. He was taken to the Bonneville County Jail where a search of him found that he had suspected crack cocaine and methamphetamine.

All told during the traffic-stop search of the vehicle that Ahmann was driving and the search of him at the jail, deputies found a total of 13.5 grams of heroin, 2.5 grams of cocaine and 2 grams of methamphetamine, according to the news release.