Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Citizen call leads officers to more than five pounds of marijuana

     Arrested: David J. Hays, 23, No Known Address

     Charges: Controlled Substance Trafficking (Marijuana)(F)

 What happened: Boise Police responded to a citizen report of illegal drug activity at a bus depot in downtown Boise this morning, October 31st, at approximately 10:30 a.m. An employee at the bus depot recognized the strong odor of marijuana coming from the passenger area of a bus that had just arrived from Oregon. Boise Police patrol officers and Boise Police Narcotics Detectives with the BANDIT task force responded to the bus depot. An Ada County K9 alerted on the suspect's baggage under the bus, indicating the likely presence of drugs. When officers searched the baggage they recovered approximately 5.6 pounds total package weight of marijuana in several heat sealed bags. After a detailed investigation the suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of trafficking of a controlled Substance.

   Penalties: Any person who knowingly manufactures, delivers, or brings into this state, or who is knowingly in actual or constructive possession of, five (5) pounds or more, but less that twenty five (25) pounds of marijuana, 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).

    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/


Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information