Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Traffic stop and Boise Police K-9 lead to felony delivery charges

01-06-10     Traffic stop and Boise Police K-9 lead to felony delivery charges

    Traffic stop and Boise Police K-9 lead to felony delivery charges

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    Arrested: Melinda M. Vines, 33, Boise

    Charges:Delivery of a Controlled Substance (F), Possession of a Controlled substance (Meth)(F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (prescription medications)(F)

    Boise Police on patrol yesterday morning (January 5th) at approximately 11:00 a.m. observed a vehicle run a red light at the intersection of Apple and Boise Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. As officers contacted the driver, who is a 17 year old juvenile male, a Boise Police K-9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed .16 grams of Meth, prescription medications, scales and other drug paraphernalia. As officers conducted the investigation, a second suspect, later identified as Melinda M. Vines approached officers and identified herself as the owner of the vehicle. After a detailed investigation, officers determined the contents of the vehicle belonged to Melinda Vines and officers recovered evidence indicating the suspect had been involved in the sale of drugs. She was later booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. 

   The juvenile male driver of the vehicle was issued citations for running a red light, failure to purchase a drivers license and minor in possession of tobacco. 

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Release Prepared By:


Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information