Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, October 11, 2013

Boise man arrested on trafficking charges after officers discover more than 200 marijuana plants at Boise home

    Arrested: Anthony M. Allen, 44, Boise

    Charges: Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Manufacturing Marijuana)(F), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Possession of more than 1 pound of Marijuana)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

   Members of the BANDIT task force, including Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers and Detectives, arrested Anthony Allen yesterday, October 10th, after officers discovered a marijuana grow inside the suspect's home on the 2500 block of South Kerr Place.

  The Investigation: Officers received a citizen tip indicating possible drug activity at the home earlier this year. Following up on those citizen reports, officers obtained additional evidence and obtained a search warrant for the property yesterday, October 10th. At approximately 7:30 p.m. officers with the BANDIT task force, NCO's, and Boise Police Detectives served the search warrant at the home.  As the search warrant was being served, officers located the suspect driving a short distance away and conducted a traffic stop. After a detailed investigation into the illegal activities the suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

  What Officers found: Officers discovered more than 200 marijuana plants, in various stages of growth, inside a spare bedroom at the home. Officers also recovered various items used to aid in the growth of marijuana plants and packaging materials. In addition, officers recovered approximately 850 grams total package weight of dried and packaged marijuana at the home. (See photo below)

   About BANDIT: The Boise Police BANDIT Task Force investigates illegal drug sales and trafficking, as well as gambling and prostitution. Detectives with B.A.N.D.I.T. (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force), are commissioned to protect the community from illegal activity. You can learn more about BANDIT at /home/criminal-investigation/bandit-narcotics-vice-unit/

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information