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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Suspicious Person Contact Results in Seizure of Handgun, Cash and Methamphetamine

Bengtson Shalada

Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho – In the late hours of Sunday, March 19, 2023, a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a suspicious person in a vehicle near the area of Highway 95 and Appleway Avenue in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

While approaching the vehicle, a deputy observed methamphetamine in plain view. Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as Shalada Bengston.

During the course of the investigation, deputies seized a handgun, $5,000.00 in cash and 32 ounces of methamphetamine.  

Shalada M. Bengtson, a 37-year-old female from Kalispell, Montana was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Bengtson was booked into Kootenai County Jail. 

Sheriff Robert B. Norris
By: Lt. Zachary Sifford
Case #: 23-11896

Contact: Lt. Zachary Sifford
Office: 208-446-2245
March 20, 2023
PIO Cell: 208-758-1045

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