Gypsie L. Akers and Melanie Hawkins are being held in the Ada County Jail on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver after Boise police say they found evidence of drug dealing while making a traffic stop Friday morning and helping parole agents search a Bench area home the day before.
Police arrested the 28-year-old Akers after pulling her car over near the Vista Avenue/Elder Street intersection around 4 a.m. Friday after she failed to use her turn signal, according to police reports. Police say there was a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the car. A K-9 police dog called over smelled drugs inside the car a short time later. Thats when police say they found 1.9 grams of meth, a small amount of pot, and various items of drug paraphernalia, according to reports.
Akers is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, instead of possession, after police developed undisclosed evidence that she was involved in selling meth, officials said Friday.
Police arrested the 29-year-old Hawkins after officers helped Idaho Probation and Parole agents search her home in the in the 5200 block of West Morris Hill Road just after 10 a.m Thursday. Police say while officers only found .3 grams of meth, a small amount of pot, and various items of drug paraphernalia inside, they charged Hawkins with delivery after developing undisclosed evidence that she was selling meth from the home, according to reports.
Police also charged 53-year-old Harry T. Huskinson with possession of methamphetamine in connection with the case.
All three people will make their initial court appearances Friday afternoon.
The crime of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver is punishable by up to life in prison.