A Boise Police investigation this week resulted in the arrest of eight suspects and the seizure of drugs including meth, heroin, bath salts and cocaine. This investigation was part of a joint effort by the Boise Police Department Patrol Division, Neighborhood Contact Unit, Gang Unit and Probation and Parole.
“We are aware of the national opioid problem and we are working diligently to make sure we don’t see the same trends here in Boise,” said Sgt. Nicholas Duggan.
Through BPD analysis and our contacts with the Idaho Department of Correction Probation and Parole, Boise Police were able to identify and focus on a problem area for drug abuse at three local hotels. Two of the suspects arrested on the most serious charges are listed below.
Arrested: Angel Thornton, 22, Boise
Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (F) – 2 counts, Drug Paraphernalia (m), Probation Violation (F)
Arrested: Sarah Myers, 21, Boise
Charges: Possession of a Controlled Substance (F), Drug Trafficking (F), Drug Paraphernalia (m)
What happened: On July 12 Probation and Parole requested assistance from Boise Police to locate and arrest a suspect who had fled from them in weeks past. The suspect, Angel Thornton, was known to be staying in a hotel room on the 3000 block of Vista Avenue. Simultaneously Boise Police were observing the same hotel for possible drug activity when they saw Thornton through an open door at the hotel. Officers made contact with Thornton and a second subject in the room, Sarah Myers. Police were given consent to search the room and found 2.1 ounces of suspected heroin, 3.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, multiple syringes, and drug paraphernalia and items associated with trafficking a controlled substance. The suspects were arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail. Six other arrests were also made as part of the investigation over July 11th and July 12th. In total, officers seized the following drug amounts and one stolen vehicle.
Bath Salts 5.9g
The Boise Police Department is committed to working with our community partners including Drug Free Idaho to stop drug abuse in Idaho.