Christopher D. Redd and Elaynea N. Robinson are both being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of manufacturing and trafficking marijuana after Boise police say they found more than nine pounds of pot in a Bench home early Thursday morning.
The Boise Police BANDIT drug task force searched the pairs home in the 5200 block of Fairmont Street, located in the Orchard/Emerald streets neighborhood, just after midnight Wednesday.
Once inside, police found 4,364 grams of marijuana (about 9.6 pounds) packed in plastic bags, including several with one pound each, according to reports. Police also say they found evidence of marijuana growing operation inside, including five live plants, grow lights, timers and fertilizer.
Police reports do not indicate if there were any empty growing pots or if officers suspect the 9.6 pounds of marijuana found in bags were grown at the Fairmont house or came from somewhere else.
In addition to the pot, police also found five guns, about $20,000 in cash, and 96 grams of hashish inside the home.
Police reports do not say how BANDIT officers found out the growing operation or how long they were gathering evidence before they got the search warrant and arrested the 32-year-old Redd and 23-year-old Robinson early Thursday.
Police officials do say there was evidence that the Fairmont Street home was a "drug house," where people would go to buy pot, but they did not specify how long that might have been going on.
Both Redd and Robinson will make their initial court appearances Thursday afternoon. Redd is also charged with felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
It appears Redd has a conviction for aggravated battery out of Blaine County in 2002, according to Idaho court records.
The crimes of trafficking and manufacture of marijuana are punishable by 15 and 5 years in prison.