Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 19, 2008

05-19-08 Drug Arrests

05-19-08 Drug Arrests

    Boise, May 19, 2008 - Boise Police arrested two men in a northwest Boise neighborhood Friday. Both face drug charges. One faces charges related to selling drugs. The other man was a fugitive from his felony probation. 

    Suspect: Kenneth L. Hughes, 42, Boise

    Charged: Possession with Intent to Deliver (F)

                Possession of Marijuana (m)

                Possession of Drug paraphernalia (m)

    Suspect: Jeremy C. Lyons, 30, Boise

    Charged: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

                Warrant from State of Idaho

    What Happened: On Friday, May 16, at approx 3:30 p.m., Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers served a search warrant on a home on the 8100 blk. of W. Prince in northwest Boise.

    Officers were following up on an ongoing investigation involving drug sales that included leads from Boise Police patrol officers and neighbors.

    While officers searched the house they discovered several grams of meth and marijuana, along with items used to take drugs, and items that indicated drug sales. 

    Officers believe both men arrested were recent residents of the home on Prince. Hughes was arrested at the house. Lyons was arrested as he was leaving the house by officers who recognized him as a fugitive from parole.

    What Citizens can do: Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers are the liaisons between Boise neighborhood residents and their police department. BPD NCO's work many types of ongoing neighborhood problems, included suspected drug houses.

    If citizens see what they believe may be suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, they're urged to contact their Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer by logging onto www.boisepolice.org, calling 331-3424, or sending a tip through Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

    Suspicious neighborhood activity may include numerous and/or unfamiliar traffic coming and going frequently from a home, traffic at all hours coming to and from a home, or any activity that neighbors recognize as unusual for their area.