COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) –– A Minnesota man is being held in county jail in northern Idaho on drug and money laundering charges.

The Kootenai County Sheriff deputies say 64-year-old Conrad Petersen of Lyle, Minn., was arrested Tuesday after marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $71,000 cash were seized from his vehicle during a traffic stop.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports deputies stopped Petersen on Interstate 90 near the small town of Cataldo because he was driving unsafely and without license plates.

Petersen told officers he was on his way to Seattle to buy a motor home. Police say he was visibly shaking during the stop and marijuana could be smelled in the car.

In a police report, deputies suggested Petersen was planning or already involved in growing marijuana.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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Comments (4)
  1. 2488hLee says:

    YOUR a freaking idiot put the money away at least

  2. Timmy says:

    In an obituary, it states Conrad Peterson of Lyle, MN is dead. Google it!

    Jurene L. (Stubberud)(Peterson) Slindee

    Jurene L. Slindee, 83, of Lyle, died Thursday morning, Dec. 17, 2009 at Good Samaritan Society of St. Ansgar, Iowa.

    She was born March 24, 1926 to Bernard and Pearl E. (Grovo) Stubberud in Otranto Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. Jurene grew up and received her education in the Mona, Iowa and Lyle, Minn. area. She married Algie Burnett Slindee on April 1, 1944 in Lyle, Minnesota. The couple owned and operated the Ortranto Garage from 1953 to 1955. They were members of Mona Lutheran Church and founding members of the Cedar Valley Engine Club. Jurene enjoyed dancing, playing her accordion and her animals. They farmed in the Lyle area and later moved to Charles City, Iowa before returning to rural Lyle in 1968. Algie died on July 31, 1976. In 1982, Jurene married Conrad Peterson, who later died of cancer.

  3. pss says:

    timmy you googled peterson …………………this was petersen two different people

  4. shameeka jones says:

    driving without license plates? that’s an attention getter.

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