Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police


Contact: BPD Media Relations Office
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Three arrested on felony drug, weapon charges after patrol responds to suspicious subjects call

Arrested:  Kendall R. Wellard, 26, Boise  

Charged:  Weapon- Unlawful Possession by a Convicted Felon (F), Drug- Trafficking in Methamphetamine (F), Drug- Trafficking in Heroin (F), Evidence- Destruction, Alteration or Concealment (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Failure to Appear (m), Resisting or Obstructing Officers (m)     

Arrested:  Jordan J. Korona, 25, Newport Beach, CA    

Charged:  Evidence- Destruction, Alteration or Concealment (F),  Possession of a Controlled Substance (F),  Drug- Trafficking in Methamphetamine (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)   

Arrested:  Patrick T. Maahs, 28, Hermiston, OR  

Charged:  Evidence- Destruction, Alteration or Concealment (F),  Weapon- Unlawful Possession by a Convicted Felon (F),  Drug- Trafficking in Methamphetamine (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m)         

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday Boise Police patrol officers responded to reports of suspicious subjects outside of a business near the intersection of Cole Road and Franklin Road.  Officers made contact with three men and spoke to them.  An Ada County Sheriff’s Deputy K9 Unit also responded to the call.  An open air sniff around the vehicle that belonged to the men resulted in a positive alert to the possible presence of drugs.  When officers searched the vehicle they located over 400 grams of a white crystal substance which tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine.  Officers also located a loaded firearm in the vehicle, as well as drug paraphernalia items.  Upon investigation, officers also located information that the men had tried to destroy controlled substance evidence as police were arriving on scene.  One of the men, identified as Wellard, was also in possession of approximately 25 grams of suspected heroin, and struggled with officers as they attempted to detain him.  The suspects were all transported to the Ada County Jail where they were booked under the above charges.