Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, December 29, 2008

12-29-08 Two Unrelated Meth Labs lead to Arrests

12-29-08 Two Unrelated Meth Labs lead to Arrests

Boise December 29th, 2008 - Boise Police have made arrests in two unrelated Methamphetamine manufacturing operations in Boise today. 


Mobile Lab Investigation: A Boise Police Officer patrolling in the area of the 8th street extension at approximately 3:00 am today saw a vehicle parked on the side of the road with two occupants inside. When the officer made contact with these individuals to determine if they needed assistance,  he observed chemicals and equipment commonly used to manufacture meth in the vehicle. Boise Police narcotics detectives responded to the location and confirmed the officer had located a mobile meth lab. Detectives believe the suspects were in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine when the officer discovered the operation.

Arrested: Nathan Shirley, 31 year old male of Boise

Charges: Manufacturing of Methamphetamine (felony)

Arrested: Sabrina Rexroad, 31 year old female of Boise

Charges: Manufacturing of Methamphetamine (felony)


State Street investigation: At approximately  8:30 am Detectives following up on a citizen tip contacted the resident of a mobile home at this location. Officers located chemicals and equipment inside the home used to manufacture Methamphetamine. The impact to the immediate neighborhood was minimal. At this time hazardous materials experts are working with officers to determine the extent of this operation. 

Arrested: Joseph Prock, 46 years old male of Boise

Charges: Manufacturing Methamphetamine (felony)


The investigation and cleanup of these meth labs is ongoing. 


    Safety Tips for Neighbors: Boise Police Officers investigate citizens tips on possible drug houses. Officers say there are several things neighbors should watch for that could be clues to drug activity.

  • Traffic coming and going from the home at all hours.
  • Visitors who stay only a short period of time.
  • Vehicles that stop at a house, someone walks from the house to the car for a short interaction, then the vehicle drives off.
  • Visitors to the home may park several houses away or around the block and walk the rest of the way to the house.
  • Someone from the home gets inside a vehicle, takes a very short drive, then return.
  • The presence of strong chemical odors from the home

    Boise Police urge anyone with any information on neighborhood drug activity to please call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS,


Release Prepared By: Charles McClure

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