Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Arrests follow early morning search warrant in drug, weapons investigation

Boise , April 3, 2012, 7:05 a.m. - Boise Police, the ATF and Idaho State Police served two search warrants this morning as part of an ongoing investigation into weapons and narcotics violations. 

The federal search warrants were served at a home on the 1300 block of Longmont and at the Ink Spot tattoo business on Broadway.  The BPD SOU ( SWAT) team and the ATF Special Response Team assisted in serving the warrants. Some nearby residents heard loud noises that SWAT teams used as a diversionary tactic during the operation Broadway Ave was also closed briefly from approx 5 - 5:20 am for the public's safety.

At this point, several people are being questioned. Additional information will be released when available.

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UPDATE: Boise, April 3, 2012, 2:45 p.m. - Boise Police have arrested eight people in connection with an ongoing investigation into drug and weapons violations.

Officers with the Boise Police Gang Unit and agents with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are leading the joint investigation, with the assistance of the Idaho State Police.

The investigation has been ongoing for approximately the past year. Numerous weapons were seized today as part of the investigation. Officers and agents say the investigation remains ongoing. Additional charges and arrests are possible.

Arrested today on felony warrants and additional drug charges:

  • Devon Montgomery, 31, Boise - Grand Theft by Extortion - Warrant (F), Possession of marijuana (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)
  • Jerry Brown, 52, Boise - Aggravated Assault - Warrant (F), Possession of marijuana (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m)

Arrested today charged with Possession of marijuana (m), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m):

  • Damon Brown, 24, Boise
  • Lauren Wiltsie, 22, Boise

Arrested today charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia (m):

  • Tasha Brown, 24, Boise
  • Ricky DelVeccio, 21, Boise

Arrested today charged with Frequenting a place where drugs are used (m):

  • Kathryn M. Irish, 24, Boise
  • Timothy D. Gray, 29, Boise