The drug problems today are vastly different from the drug issues of the past. As the popular saying goes, "This ain't your granny's weed."

Drugs are more dangerous today than they've ever been

With as many anti-drug campaigns we've seen in our country, you would think many of us would do everything we can to be around drugs. Unfortunately, Idaho has been home to pretty serious drug busts.

Many believe marijuana to be the "gateway drug" to much harder drugs and some in the Treasure Valley even blame Oregon's legalization law as a cause for Idaho's drug problem.

Regardless of what the source of the issue is, our law enforcement is on the prowl and ready to put a stop to the drug trafficking taking place in the Treasure Valley.

We searched and sifted through several cases, looking for the most expensive drug busts to ever go down in Idaho. We even found one drug bust that resulted in drugs with a street value between $1 million and $2 million being taken off the streets.

Another case we found was Idaho's largest pot bust made by Idaho State Police, who found the goods in a massive truck back in 2019.

Do you remember any of these drug busts?

Idaho's Most Expensive Drug Busts Ever Made

Our officers have done a great job of keeping our streets clean over the years. Here's a look at some of the largest (and most expensive) drug busts in the history of Idaho.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

One of those busts involved a suspect trying to sell their drugs on Facebook Live and social media - we can't make that up. Even scarier, the person was also selling firearms but thankfully, police caught on quickly and brought them to justice.

Nampa Police Bust Man Using Social Media To Promote Drug Business

Let's take a look at some of the items that Nampa police say a man sold and used for giveaways on Facebook.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

A Look At Idaho's First Drug Bust of 2024

Here's a look at Idaho's first major drug bust made by a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office deputy.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

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