Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10-28-09 Heroin Trafficking Arrest

10-28-09 Heroin Trafficking Arrest

    Boise, Oct. 28, 2009 - Boise Police narcotics detectives arrested a man on heroin trafficking charges after a drug sniffing police K9 helped officers find over eight grams of brown heroin in his car.

    Arrested:  John William Nooner, 25, Boise

    Charges: Trafficking in Heroin (F), Carrying Concealed Weapon without permit (m).

    Background: Approximately one month ago, detectives with Boise Police Bandit Unit received information that Nooner was actively selling heroin in the Boise area. Bandit began an investigation which ultimately led to a traffic stop of Nooner's vehicle in the area of Irving and Maple Grove yesterday, Oct. 27th at approx 6:45 p.m.. A police canine alerted on this vehicle. A search of Nooner and his vehicle led to the seizure of a concealed knife and over eight grams of brown heroin.

    According to Idaho law, Trafficking in Heroin between 7 and 28 grams: Person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum fixed term of imprisonment of ten (10) years and fined not less than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

   About BANDIT: The BANDIT Task Force investigates gambling, prostitution and illegal drug use. The Task Force includes Detectives from the Boise Police Department, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agency and the Idaho National Guard, working as part of a multi-jurisdictional task force called B.A.N.D.I.T. (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force), commissioned to protect the community from illegal drug activity.