TWIN FALLS — A suspected drug trafficker shot at a state trooper in the Twin Falls Walmart parking lot early Saturday morning, according to a statement from Idaho State Police.
At around 3 a.m., troopers were attempting to arrest Bonafacio Carlos Taffola, 24, and Arcenio Sosa Solorio, 26, authorities said. The two men, Mexican nationals who are thought to have recently lived in the Twin Falls area, are suspected of drug trafficking, according to police.
While troopers were attempting to arrest Taffola and Solorio, one of the men reportedly took out a pistol and shot at an officer. Nobody was hit or injured, ISP said. One of the suspects tried to run away, but was taken into custody shortly after.
Thirty-eight pounds of marijuana were found in the suspects’ car, along with 2 grams of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, according to police. All in all, approximately $75,000 worth of drugs were taken as evidence.
Both Taffola and Solorio have been booked into the Twin Falls County Jail.