Officers investigate drugs, firearms found in Boise motel room

February 20, 2020

Arrested: Jadon Castro, 18, Boise

Charges: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (F) – 3 counts, Drug Trafficking in Marijuana (F), Altering Identification numbers (F)

On Wednesday, February 19, Boise Police responded to a call for service on the 1600 block of W. Main Street.  Upon arrival officers found several juveniles and teenage adults in one motel room.  Officers began an investigation into reported drug use, assault and a runaway.   Officers obtained a search warrant and inside the motel room they found large quantities of controlled substances and two firearms.  One of the firearms had the serial numbers ground off.  After initial testing officers identified 1.47 pounds of suspected marijuana, 15 grams of suspected cocaine, 5.4 grams of suspected MDMA, four packages of an unknown amount of LSD and other drug paraphernalia.

Intent to deliver charges were considered due to the quantities and manner in which the items were located in the room.  After an investigation officers found evidence that suspect, Jadon Castro, was in possession of the controlled substances and had intent to deliver them.  Evidence also indicated that he was also in possession of the firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Five other juvenile suspects between the ages of 15 and 17 were also contacted and individually charged or cited with possession of a controlled substance and frequenting a place where drugs were used.  Another 18-year-old male was also cited for frequenting a place where drugs were used.

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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