Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 18, 2008

09-18-08 Arrests of Drug, Injury to Child Charges

09-18-08 Arrests of Drug, Injury to Child Charges

    Boise, Sept. 18, 2008 - Boise Police Narcotics Detectives arrested two people overnight, and placed their young child in state custody, after officers found methamphetamine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia in their home. Officers say the drug paraphernalia found included a number of open needled syringes within easy reach of the child.

    Arrested: Christine L. Lyon, 37, Boise

    Arrested: Matthew C Stoy, 31, Boise

    Charges: both suspects face charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (F), Injury to a Child (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

    What Happened: Late Wednesday night, Boise Police Narcotics Detectives served a search warrant at the suspect's home on the 2900 blk of Woody Dr., near Taft & 36th Street. The search warrant was the result of a three month investigation that began when neighbors informed police about suspicious traffic coming and going from the residence, as well as concerns about drug use in the presence of a small child.

    Inside the home, officers found small amounts of meth and heroin. Officers also found more than 20 open needled syringes. Officers say the syringes were within easy reach of the child, who is just under three years old. 

    Currently the child is in the protective custody of state Health and Welfare.

    Safety Tips for Neighbors: Boise Police appreciate the cooperation of citizens in keeping their neighborhoods and the city safe. 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.
  • 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 returns.

    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.