Whitman County Sheriff's Office seizes meth, fentanyl during Colfax traffic stop; two Coeur d'Alene men arrested

<p><p>Two Coeur d’Alene men were booked into the Whitman County Jail after deputies located about 22 grams of methamphetamine and roughly 70 fentanyl tablets during a vehicle stop early Thursday morning in Colfax.</p></p><p><p>The incident started when sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for an alleged traffic violation downtown. The deputies believed illegal narcotics were in the vehicle after speaking with the individuals and were granted a search warrant, according to a sheriff’s office news release.</p></p><p><p>Ronald Beidler, 62, and Travis Peterson, 53, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Another passenger in the vehicle was booked on an unrelated felony warrant.</p></p><p><p>The sheriff’s office said this was the third traffic stop by deputies in the past week in which a substantial quantity of narcotics, specifically fentanyl tablets, meant for distribution in the area were seized.</p></p>