REXBURG — A call made to 911 by a man moments before he and a friend were arrested for trafficking 20 pounds of marijuana has many shaking their heads.
The call, released by the Rexburg Police Department and obtained exclusively by EastIdahoNews.com, was made by 22-year-old Leland Ayala-Doliente on Jan. 23, 2015.
Ayala-Doliente was traveling from Las Vegas, NV to Bozeman, MT with 23-year-old Holland Sward. Court documents show the men were using marijuana during their trip and when they entered Idaho, they felt they were being followed by undercover police officers.
Once they reached Rexburg, the pair exited Highway 20, parked their car and called 911.
Here’s some of the phone call:
District Judge Greg Moeller suspended the judgment and placed Sward on probation for five years and ordered him to serve 30 days in jail. Ayala-Doliente was sentenced to 1 1/2 to eight years in prison. Moeller increased the sentence after Ayala-Doliente tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone on his sentencing day.
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