Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, May 04, 2017

Months-long investigation leads to four narcotics related arrests Tuesday

After several months of investigation directed at the sales and use of illicit drugs in the Boise area, BPD Neighborhood Contact Officers and Garden City Police arrested four individuals on narcotics charges in the area of the 2900 block of Chinden Boulevard on Tuesday, May 2nd.  Boise Police Narcotics officers, ATF agents, and members of the Ada County ACTION Team also assisted in conducting the investigation which led to the arrests.       

Arrested:  Jeremy C. Lyons, 39, Meridian

Charged:  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Driving without Privileges (m)

Arrested:  Joe D. Navarro, 32, Nampa    

Charged:  Drug Trafficking in Heroin (F), Drug Trafficking in Meth (F), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon (F), Grand Theft (F), Probation Violation (m)  

Arrested:  Mason J. Yant, 37, Boise  

Charged:  Drug Trafficking (F), Controlled Substance- Possession with Intent to Deliver or Manufacture (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)

Arrested:  Jennifer N. Thompson, 34, Boise    

Charged:  Controlled Substance Conspiracy to Deliver- Two Counts (F), Probation Violation- Two Counts (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Failure to Appear (m)  

While conducting a narcotics investigation, officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle seen leaving the area of 29th and Chinden at 12:42 p.m.  A records check of the driver, Lyons, confirmed that his driver’s license was suspended.  As officers spoke to Lyons they observed drug paraphernalia in plain sight inside the vehicle.  He was arrested and booked into jail on two misdemeanor charges.     

At 1:35 p.m. officers observed a vehicle that failed to stop as it was turning out of a hotel parking lot on the 2900 block of Chinden.  Officers initiated a traffic stop and as they approached the vehicle to speak with the driver, they witnessed him throw something out of the window.  Officers were able to recover the object, a small plastic container with what appeared to be narcotics inside, and took the driver into custody.  A drug detection K9 also responded to the stop and an open air sniff around the vehicle resulted in a positive alert.  A search of the vehicle revealed the driver, identified as Navarro, to be in possession of a firearm which was reported stolen.  Navarro has a previous felony conviction which prevents him from being in possession of a firearm.  Officers tested the narcotics and received presumptive positive results for over 3 grams of heroin and over 38 grams of meth.  Officers transported Navarro to the Ada County Jail and booked him on several felony charges.

From information located throughout the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for a room in a hotel on the 2900 block of Chinden.  Due to information indicating the involved suspects were armed with weapons, the Boise Police Special Operations Unit was called in to serve the warrant.  As SOU members entered the building they observed a man, identified as Yant, in the hallway exiting the room and detained him at just after 9:30 p.m.  Simultaneously, other officers served the search warrant on the room and made contact with Thompson.  Located inside of the room was several baggies which totaled in weight of 28 grams of suspected meth.  Officers also found one gram of suspected heroin, and several items of suspected drug paraphernalia.  Officers placed the suspects under arrest and transported them to the Ada County Jail under the above charges.