Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

04-02-08 Rolling Meth Lab Bust

04-02-08 Rolling Meth Lab Bust

    Boise, April 2, 2008 - Boise Police found a "rolling meth lab" inside a vehicle pulled over on a traffic stop last night. The Boise man driving the car was arrested on felony charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Suspect: Lucas P. Donaldson, 33, Boise

    Charge: Manufacture of Methamphetamine (f)

    What Happened: At approx. 6:45 p.m., Boise Police dispatch received a phone call from a citizen reporting a possible DUI driver. When officers located the vehicle turning south onto Broadway from Boise Ave, they too witnessed the vehicle driving erratically. 

    Officers made a traffic stop and and found evidence drugs may be in the vehicle. A Boise PD drug detection K9 also indicated a positive alert on the car. Officers also found evidence that meterails used to manufacture meth may also be inside the vehicle. At that point, patrol officers stopped their search, and contacted Boise Police Narcotics officers.

    Since chemicals associated with meth labs can be explosive, the vehicle was taken to a secure location for further investigation. After taking proper safety precautions, in a follow up search officers found all the makings of a meth lab inside the car, including the finished product. 

    The driver, the suspect listed above, was then taken to the Ada County Jail.