William Edwin Tipton, 51, was arrested Wednesday night after a Boise Police Department officer on bicycle patrol in Veterans Memorial Park saw him and another person holding a syringe and the lid from a bottle.
When the officer approached the pair, Tipton fled, police said. The officer followed, ordering the man to stop.
Tipton climbed onto a motorcycle in a parking lot near State Street and North Clover Drive, but was unable to start the engine. The officer caught up to him and took him into custody.
The officer found a marijuana pipe and a plastic bag containing methamphetamine on Tipton during a search. He was booked into the Ada County Jail at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday.
The second suspect was questioned and released, police said.
Tipton faces a felony charge of possession of controlled substance and misdemeanor charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting and obstructing.