Company files lawsuit against Idaho State Police, Ada County after 6,700 pound cannabis bust
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A company has filed a lawsuit against the Idaho State Police and Ada County after authorities seized nearly 7,000 pounds of cannabis from a truck headed to Colorado.
Authorities say the product seized was marijuana, but Big Sky Scientific LLC says it’s industrial hemp, which is a non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana. The Idaho State Police has sent a sample of the product to a lab for testing.
The truck’s driver, 36-year-old Dennis Palamarchuk of Portland, Oregon, has been charged with a felony.
Palamarchuk told authorities he was on his way to Colorado with the shipment. Big Sky wants its product returned and wants an admission of wrongdoing from the Idaho authorities.
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