COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office reminds visitors that controlled substances are illegal in Idaho and that officers will enforce the state's possession laws over the Fourth of July weekend.
In a Facebook post, the sheriff's office noted that the holiday always brings an influx of visitors to the area from other communities where decriminalization of controlled substances is common.
Kootenai County Sheriff Robert Norris says all controlled substance laws will be imposed, and that there will be a "zero tolerance attitude" when it comes to criminal behavior. Norris went on to share data from last year's Fourth of July arrest that shows over 40% of the arrestees were from the state of Washington.
"One state's posture on crime is not an excuse to break the law in the great state of Idaho," Sheriff Norris said. "If an offender breaks the law in Kootenai County, there will be a bed at the famous Kootenai County 'Bed and Breakfast,' our jail."
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