Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

11-25-09 Boise Narcotics Detectives seize 9 pounds of marijuana; overnight arrests

11-25-09 Boise Narcotics Detectives seize 9 pounds of marijuana; overnight arrests

      Boise Narcotics Detectives seize 9 pounds of marijuana; overnight arrests

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   Arrested:  Jacob D. Shimel, 24, Dana Point CA.

    Charges: Trafficking in a controlled substance (marijuana)(F)

    In early November BANDIT received an anonymous tip stating Shimel was transporting large amounts of marijuana from California to Boise to sell. Yesterday afternoon (November 24th) at approximately 4:30 p.m. the Boise Police Narcotics Unit (BANDIT) and other Boise Police units conducted a traffic stop on Shimel in the area of Emerald and Milwaukee St. A police canine was used to search Shimel's GMC pickup. Approximately 9 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of roughly $40,000 dollars, was located in the bed of his vehicle. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

Trafficking in Marijuana; five pounds or more but less than 25 pounds: such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum fixed term of imprisonment of 3 years and fined not less than $10,000.

   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.

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    Arrested: Paul A. Garcia, 21, Boise

    Charges: Burglary (F)

    Boise Police received a report of shoplifting yesterday (November 24th) at approximately 6:30 p.m. from a business on the 2600 block of South Broadway Ave. Loss prevention employees tell police the suspect entered the store and selected several small items in his clothing. The suspect then left the store without paying for them. Boise Police believe the suspect entered the store with the intent to commit the theft, resulting in the burglary charges. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information