Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, November 20, 2009

11-20-09 Drug Trafficking Charges; Overnight felony arrests

11-20-09 Drug Trafficking Charges; Overnight felony arrests

    Boise Police Drug Trafficking Charges; Overnight felony arrests

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   Arrested: Deon E. Gray, 29, Boise

    Charges: 2 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(F), 2 counts of Trafficking (Marijuana)(F), Probation violation Charges

   Arrested: Leo C. Green, 26, Eureka California

    Charges: Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(F), 2 counts of Trafficking (Marijuana)(F)

    Yesterday (November 19th) at approximately 11:00 p.m. Boise Police Vice and Narcotics Unit (BANDIT) arrested Leo C. Green and Deon E. Gray for Trafficking and Delivery of Marijuana.

    BANDIT has been investigating Green and Gray for two months after receiving a tip they were selling marijuana. During this time, Green and Gray sold marijuana to an undercover officer on three separate occasions. Yesterday Green and Gray met with the undercover officer in a parking lot near Overland and Maple Grove, where Green and Gray sold him approximately six pounds of marijuana. Both Green and Gray were arrested immediately following this delivery.

Anyone Trafficking Marijuana, one pound or more, but less than five, shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum fixed term of imprisonment of one (1) year and fined not less that $5000.00. Anyone Trafficking Marijuana, five pounds or more, but less than 25, shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum fixed term of imprisonment of three (3) years and fined not less $10,000.00.

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    Arrested: Matthew C. Humphreys, 23, Boise

    Charges: Grand Theft (auto) (F)

    Boise Police received a report of a stolen car yesterday (November 19th) at approximately 6:30 a.m. from a home on the 1300 block of North Hartman. The victim tells police she had started her vehicle in the morning, to allow it to warm up before driving. When the victim went out to get into her car, the vehicle was gone. At the time, officers were unable to locate the vehicle and entered the car as stolen.

    At approximately 5:30 p.m. a Boise Police Sergeant on patrol in the area of Irvine west of Orchard observed a vehicle that matched the description and license plate of the stolen car. The vehicle began driving at a high rate of speed on busy rush hour roads and for safety reasons, the officer did not activate his overhead lights to persue the vehicle in traffic. The car was found moments later, abandoned on a canal access road off of Albion and Richmond. A check of the immediate area did not locate the suspect, however witnesses were able to provide valuable information to police.

    At approximately 11:00 p.m. Officers located the suspect at a residence on the 100 block of West 37th street in Garden City and took the suspect into custody without incident. After a detailed investigation, the suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. 

    Incidents of this nature can serve as reminder to all of us, as the days turn colder, the temptation to leave a vehicle running and unattended can have negative consequences. Learn more at www.boisepolice.org

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    Arrested: Lynn A. Gwin, 53, Boise

    Charges: Possession of a Controlled substance (Meth)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana)(m)

    Boise Police on patrol early this morning (November 20th) just after midnight observed a vehicle speeding as it traveled eastbound on Fairview west of Mitchell. As officers conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, a Boise Police K-9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed 1 gram of Meth and a baggie containing a small amount of marijuana. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Nieisha M. Mathews, 29, Unknown Address

   Warrant Charges:  Receiving Stolen Property (F)

     The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Receiving Stolen Property yesterday. 

    The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation into a stolen credit card. Evidence indicates the suspect used the stolen credit card to make more than $5,000 dollars in purchases during June of this year at various stores. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

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Release Prepared By:


Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information