Boise man charged with trafficking heroin

July 17, 2013 

— A 27-year-old Boise man is in jail after telling an Ada County Sheriff's Office deputy, unprompted, that he had drugs in his car.

Jared Collin Jacobs was arrested Tuesday morning at an Overland Road gas station.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office deputy was responding to a call of a possible drunken driver when he spotted Jacobs putting gas in a car matching the description. The deputy pulled in behind Jacobs and got out of the car to speak to him, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. That's when Jacobs admitted to having drugs in his car, deputies said.

The deputy had not asked Jacobs about drugs or asked to search his vehicle, sheriff's office spokesman Patrick Orr said.

Six grams of heroin and two grams of cocaine were found inside the car, according to the sheriff's office. The deputy also discovered syringes, a spoon and other drug-related items in the vehicle.

Idaho law requires that possession of more than two grams of heroin be charged as trafficking. Jacobs denied planning to sell the drugs and told deputies the six grams were for personal use, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies determined that Jacobs was not impaired while driving. He was arrested and booked into Ada County Jail on charges of felony conspiracy to traffic heroin, felony drug possession and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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