Scott J. Rambo is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver after Boise police say they found 21 grams of bath salts in his pickup truck during a traffic stop early Tuesday.
Police also say they seized small amount of cocaine and Clonazepam pills, an anti-anxiety medication that can be a drug of abuse, from inside Rambos truck, according to reports.
Police began their investigation after an officer saw a pickup truck illegally parked in a handicap parking space at a convenience store in the 7300 block W. Ustick Road just after midnight Monday.
The officer said he smelled marijuana when he was talking to 20-year-old Samuel G. Taylor, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the truck. The officer then looked down to see green leafy flakes on Taylors leg, which were next to an empty bag and a rolling paper, according to reports. Rambo, the driver, was inside the store at the time.
The officer then asked for a K-9 drug dog, which smelled drugs in the truck. Police then found a backpack with 21 grams of bath salts, packaging materials, a scale, and other drug paraphernalia, along with the small amounts of cocaine and Clonazepam. Police also developed other undisclosed evidence that Taylor was selling the bath salts, which led to the delivery charge, according to reports.
Both men were arrested and booked into the jail.
Taylor is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, along with a felony warrant for a parole violation.
Police reports do not provide a theory as to where Rambo got the bath salts which are synthetic amphetamines banned by the Legislature in 2011.
The 48-year-old Rambo is also charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance for the cocaine and Clonazepam and was ticketed for a handicap parking violation and driving with a suspended license.
The crime of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver is punishable by up to life in prison.