Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Officers find dangerous and deplorable living conditions that led to felony drug/ injury to a child charges; BPD Daily Watch Log

Arrested: Gia M. Rose, 34, Boise

Charged: Injury to Child - 5 Counts (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Possession of Prescription Drugs in other than Original Container (m)

Boise Police officers were dispatched to a residence near North Five Mile Road and West Fairview Avenue to check for narcotics violations on Tuesday, March 25, at 9:00 p.m. The officers were responding to an anonymous citizen tip that illegal drugs were being used in the presence of children at the residence.

Upon arrival officers made contact with the resident, Rose, who allowed them inside.  Six minor children, ages 3 to 16 were inside the residence.  Five of the children are residents of the home, one was a visitor.  Officers obtained permission from Rose to search the house for narcotics.  Upon searching the home, Rose was found to be in possession of multiple marijuana and methamphetamine smoking devices, several syringes, a tin containing multiple prescription medications, a glass methamphetamine pipe with methamphetamine in it, and a spoon with white residue in the top and burn marks on the bottom.  All of these substances were located in areas that were being used by the children and well within their reach. 

Officers also found what they described as dangerous and deplorable living conditions, including open electrical outlets, no working smoke detectors and a non-working refrigerator that contained meat, milk, and other perishable items.  There was old food and garbage throughout the house and what appeared to be feces found in the living area.

For their safety, all five of the children who lived in the home were declared in Imminent Danger and placed into the custody of the Department of Health and Welfare. The child who was visiting was released to the custody of a parent. Rose was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail for the above charges.