On Thursday, June 8, 2023, at approximately 2:15 a.m., members of the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop at the junction of State Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 20 in southern Blaine County.
The traffic stop was part of an ongoing NET investigation. The driver, Fernando Penagos, age 68 of Bellevue, Idaho, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Drug Trafficking - Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B, one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-02732(C)(1), and one misdemeanor count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734A(1).
The passenger, Carol Lynn Penagos, age 63 also of Bellevue, Idaho, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Drug Trafficking – Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B, one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, I.C. 37-02732(C)(1), and one misdemeanor count of Possession of a Controlled Substance Less Than 3 Ounces, I.C. 37-2732(C)(3).
Officers recovered 2.08 pounds of methamphetamine, several separate small bags of methamphetamine and cocaine, and multiple THC products from the vehicle, their possessions, and on the Penagos.
The Penagos were arraigned in Magistrate Court on Thursday, June 8, 2023. The court set a combined bond of $3,000 for Carol Lynn Penagos and a combined bond of $100,000 for Fernando Penagos. Carol Penagos later bonded out of jail. Fernando Penagos remains in the custody of the Blaine County Detention Center.
Blaine County Sheriff
Posted: 3:25 p.m. on June 12, 2023
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