Jackson man stopped with 500 grams of meth

Baez Hernandez

A Jackson, Wyo., man was arrested Nov. 30 after Idaho State Police found a bag with more than 500 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his possession.

Alexis Baez Hernandez, 21, was stopped for tinted windows on Interstate 15 in Bonneville County. Hernandez presented Idaho State Police Trooper Davien Brokaw with a U.S. visa and told the trooper he was from Mexico and did not have a U.S. driver’s license. He said the car was rented and he was driving from Pocatello to Idaho Falls before heading back to Jackson.

Brokaw’s affidavit states Hernandez failed a standardized field sobriety test, and was arrested for driving under the influence. Brokaw states he did not believe Hernandez was drinking because he did not smell alcohol on his breath.

A police dog indicated there were drugs present in Hernandez’s car. Police found a black bag labeled “1 Entrega,” which translates to “1 Delivery.” The contents tested positive for methamphetamine, and weighed 513.55 grams, just over a pound.

Hernandez was charged with drug trafficking in 400 grams or more methamphetamine or amphetamine, punishable with a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. Hernandez also was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and driving with an invalid license, both misdemeanors punishable with up to a year in jail.

Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746.