Audio: Drug traffickers get high, call cops on themselves

The traffickers were travelling with 20 pounds of marijuana when they got paranoid


By PoliceOne Staff

REXBURG, Idaho — Rexburg police released dispatch audio from a strange drug arrest last January, KSL reported.

Two drug traffickers, 22-year-old Leland Ayala-Doliente and 23-year-old Holland Sward, were travelling from Las Vegas to Bozeman, Montana with 20 pounds of marijuana when they started to become paranoid that police were following them.

Once the pair reached Rexburg, they pulled over and called 911.

“A bunch of your cops driving around in a bunch of civilian cars not wanting to pick us up,” Ayala-Doliente told the dispatcher. “I don't know what's the deal. I was just wondering if you could help us out and just end it.”

When officers arrived, both men had their hands behind their heads and surrendered without incident.

Cpt. Randy Lewis told the publication officers were not following the vehicle before the suspects called dispatch. 

Investigators found 20 pounds of marijuana inside a dog cage the suspects had put on the sidewalk and $567 in cash inside the vehicle.

Sward plead guilty to possession with intent to deliver in June and was sentenced to five years in prison. A judge suspended the conviction and placed him on probation for five years with 30 days in jail.

Ayala-Doliente was sentenced from one and a half to eight years in prison in November. A judge increased the sentence after Ayala-Doliente tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone on his sentencing day.

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