Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

08-06-08 Overnight Drug Bust

08-06-08 Overnight Drug Bust

 Boise, August 6, 2008 - As citizens celebrated the National Night Out, a night dedicated to crime prevention, Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers were following an ongoing investigation of drug activity at a residence near Boise Ave & Capitol. The investigation led to the arrest of a suspected dealer.

    Arrested:  Hollis Roy Allen, Jr, 28 years of age of Boise

    Charges:  Possession with intent to deliver marijuana (F)  Possession of Cocaine (F)  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M)

    What Happened: Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers have received multiple complaints from neighbors of suspected drug activity at a residence located on the 1600 block of Martha St. in Boise. Investigating officers went to the home and were given permission to enter and search the residence. 

    During the search that took place around 9:00 PM, officers located drugs, including sandwich bags with white powdery residue testing positive for cocaine, ecstasy pills, 50 grams of concentrated cannabis (the separated resin obtained from marijuana), and a bag of marijuana weighing 15 grams. Officers also recovered a vacuum sealing machine and several used seal bags with marijuana residue in them. 

    Hollis, a resident of the Martha St home. was arrested on the above charges.

    Safety Tips for Neighbors: Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers frequently investigate citizens tips on possible drug houses. Officers say there are several things neighbors should watch for that could be clues to drug activity.

  • Traffic coming and going from the home at all hours.
  • Visitors who stay only a short period of time.
  • Vehicles that stop at a house, someone walks from the house to the car for a short interaction, then the vehicle drives off.
  • Visitors to the home may park several houses away or around the block and walk the rest of the way to the house.
  • Someone from the home gets inside a vehicle, takes a very short drive, then return.

    Boise Police urge anyone with any information on neighborhood drug activity to please call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.boisepolice.org and click on Neighborhood Services to contact your Neighborhood Contact Officer.