Meth mailed to home leads to trafficking arrest

June 12, 2013 

— A Garden City woman was arrested Tuesday for trafficking methamphetamine after a package containing 46.4 grams of meth was delivered to her house.

Officers also found drug paraphernalia in the home of Josephine N. Gonzales, 48, when they arrived to serve the warrant.

Sergeant Robert Little of the Garden City Police Department said the sender of the package was under investigation, but had not yet been arrested.

Police are working with the U.S. Postal Service to conduct their investigation.

Anyone who possesses or delivers 28 grams of meth or more is guilty of trafficking, according to state law.

Two Boise men were also arrested at Gonzales’ home on misdemeanor charges, although Little declined to say whether police believed they were involved in the trafficking.

Heriberto Maldonado, 33, was charged with frequenting a place of drugs and resisting or obstructing an officer. Little said Maldonado attempted to flee police before his arrest.

Police also arrested Saam Hassan Motlagh, 32, for possessing a Taser. He was charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of a conducted energy device.

Although Tasers and stun guns are legal in Idaho, they are illegal for felons to possess, Little said. Motlagh has felony drug possession and probation violation convictions from 2001.

Gonzales faces felony trafficking and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

The trio was booked into the Ada County Jail Tuesday night. They are scheduled for arraignment at 1:30 Wednesday at the Ada County Courthouse.

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