Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

09-01-09 Cocaine Trafficking Arrest

09-01-09 Cocaine Trafficking Arrest
Boise, Sept. 1, 2009 - Boise Police arrested a man overnight after he sold cocaine twice to an undercover Boise police officer.
 
   Arrested: Benjamin M. Elgethon, 23, Boise
   Charged: Trafficking Cocaine (F), 2 counts
 
   What Happened: Boise Police arrested the suspect Elgethon in a parking lot near Vista and Overland last night about 10:30 p.m. after he sold approx one ounce of cocaine to a police officer working undercover. The sale was the second one made recently between the suspect and an officer.
 
   The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into cocaine sales throughout the Boise area. Boise Police narcotics detectives say more arrests are likely as the case continues.