Arrested: Vanessa L. Whalen, 26, Meridian
Charged: Drug Trafficking in Heroin (F), Possession of a Controlled Substance (F)
After receiving citizen tips and following a lengthy investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics, Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers and members of the Boise Area Narcotics Interdiction Team (BANDIT) carried out a search warrant on a storage unit on the 400 block of Maple Grove Road on Tuesday afternoon.
Inside the storage unit officers located a safe which contained a zippered makeup bag. A search of the bag revealed a plastic baggie containing over 15 grams of suspected heroin. Officers also located another baggie inside the safe containing a small amount of white substance which tested presumptive positive as meth. Evidence found inside the storage unit and further investigation indicated that the property inside the unit belonged to 26-year-old Vanessa Whalen. Officers took Whalen into custody following a traffic stop and booked her into the Ada County Jail on two felony charges. The investigation remains ongoing and further charges may be pending.