Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Two Arrested for Trafficking Meth; daily incident report

02-01-11 Two Arrested for Trafficking Meth; daily incident report

    Arrested: Danielle E. Smania, 24, Boise

    Arrested: James B. Franco, 41, Meridian

    Both Charged: Trafficking a Controlled Substance - Meth (F)

    Boise Police Narcotics Detectives arrested the suspects at a home near Mitchell Street and Fairview Ave early this morning. The arrests come after an investigation that began approx. four months ago, as part of an ongoing investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in the Boise area. Detectives say the suspects may face additional charges in connection with this investigation.  

    Detectives involved in this investigation are part of Boise PD's BANDIT Task Force. BANDIT investigates gambling, prostitution and illegal drug use. The Task Force includes detectives from the Boise Police Department, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Idaho National Guard. BANDIT, the Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force, is dedicated to protecting the community from illegal drug activity.

    To learn more about Boise Police resources dedicated to drug and DUI education and enforcement log onto:

http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Police/DUIDrugEducationAndPoliceResources/page5806.aspx

Idaho State Code:

37-2732B.Trafficking -- Mandatory sentences.  (a) Except as authorized in this chapter, and notwithstanding the provisions of section 37-2732, Idaho Code: (4)  Any person who knowingly delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, twenty-eight (28) grams or more of methamphetamine or amphetamine or of any mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine or amphetamine is guilty of a felony, which felony shall be known as "trafficking in methamphetamine or amphetamine." If the quantity involved: (A)  Is twenty-eight (28) grams or more, but less than two hundred (200) grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum fixed term of imprisonment of three (3) years and fined not less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000).;