Raul Garcia is being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance (meth and prescription medication) and felony injury to child after Boise police say they found 300 Oxycontin pills in his Bench home Wednesday.
Police say some of those pills were found inside a shoe inside the diaper bag of an infant who lived in the home. Police determined the child, who has not yet had their first birthday, to be in imminent danger and placed the baby in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Police were sent to Garcias home in the 1700 block of South Phillippi Street after being called there by Idaho Probation and Parole officers, who were doing a search at the home around 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Officers found the pills, which the 31-year-old Garcia did not have a prescription for, a small amount of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia inside the home. Garcia was then arrested and booked into the jail.
Garcia will make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon.
The crime of felony injury to child is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Idaho code states that any person, under circumstances or conditions to produce great bodily harm or death, who permits a child to be placed in a situation where that childs person or health is endangered, can be charged with felony injury to child.