The following information is preliminary and subject to change as the incident is currently under investigation. Events in this press release may change as the investigation progresses.
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho – In the late hours of Monday, April 24, 2023, a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop in the area of Interstate 90 and exit 14. The Deputy identified the driver as Jade T. Budd, a 28-year-old male from Montana. Budd was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, and was demonstrating symptoms of being under the influence of narcotics. As a result, Budd was placed under arrest.
Upon search of the vehicle, deputies located approximately 3 ounces of methamphetamine, marijuana, two handguns and ammunition. Budd was booked into the Kootenai County Jail for trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful possession of firearms, possession of marijuana and driving without privileges.
Sheriff Robert B. Norris
By: Lt. Zachary Sifford
Case #: 23-17045
Contact: Lt. Zachary Sifford
PIO Cell: 208-758-1045