A call made to 911 by a man moments before he and a friend were arrested for trafficking 20 pounds of marijuana has many shaking their heads.
The call was made by 22-year-old Leland Ayala-Doliente who was traveling from Las Vegas, NV to Bozeman, MT with 23-year-old Holland Sward.
Court documents show the men were using marijuana during their trip and when they entered Idaho, they felt they were being followed by undercover police officers.
Once they reached Rexburg, the pair exited Highway 20, parked their car and called 911.
When police officers arrived, they say both men had...
their hands behind their heads. Court documents show Sward said to an officer, “We got caught and we’re surrendering.”
Investigators found 20 pounds of marijuana inside a dog cage that the suspects had placed on the sidewalk.
Ayala-Dolitente and Sward were each charged with one felony count of trafficking marijuana.
Sward pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver, amended down from an original charge.
Sward was given a five-year sentence to prison. District Judge Greg Moeller suspended the judgment and placed Sward on probation for five years and ordered him to serve 30 days in jail.
Ayala-Doliente was sentenced to 1 1/2 to eight years in prison. Moeller increased the sentence after Ayala-Doliente tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone on his sentencing day. Watch the video of the 911 call below.