Crime

Drug Smugglers Get High And Turn Themselves In To Police (Video)

| by Brendan Kelly
Leland Ayala-Doliente and Holland SwardLeland Ayala-Doliente and Holland Sward

Two paranoid men called the police while high to turn themselves in for smuggling drugs across state borders.

A bizarre audio clip has surfaced of two men, Leland Ayala-Doliente and Holland Sward, turning themselves in to police on Jan. 23, 2015. The pair were reportedly high when they made the call after crossing the Idaho border while driving from Las Vegas to Bozeman, Montana, to transport roughly 20 pounds of marijuana.

In the clip, which was released in January 2016, Leland tells the 911 dispatcher there are police officers “driving around in a bunch of civilian cars” and that they would like the dispatcher to “help us out and just end it” by having the police arrest them.

Despite the duo’s confidence they were being followed by police, Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis told East Idaho News they were not, in fact, being followed by any police officers at the time.

When police arrived at the scene, after the dispatcher confirmed they were not armed, officers found both men waiting with their hands behind their backs, saying, “We got caught and we’re surrendering.”

Ayala-Doliente and Sward also removed the 20-pound bag of marijuana from their car and placed it in a dog cage on the sidewalk for police to retrieve upon arrival.

The men were each charged with a felony count of marijuana trafficking. 

Sward pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver and was initially sentenced to five years in prison. After reconsidering, the judge decided the punishment was too harsh and instead sentenced him to 30 days in jail and five years of probation.

Ayala-Doliente was sentenced to one and a half to eight years in prison after he reportedly tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone when he showed up at court for sentencing.

Sources: MashableEast Idaho News / Photo credit: East Idaho News