Boise man had more than 200 pot plants at his home, police say

Statesman staffOctober 11, 2013 

Anthony Allen, 44, was in the Ada County Jail Friday after Boise police said they found more than 200 marijuana plants in his home.

Police said they received a citizen tip earlier this year about possible drug activity at Allen's home in the 2500 block of South Kerr Place. After gathering additional evidence, a search warrant for the property was obtained Thursday and served by officers with the BANDIT task force, NCO's, and Boise police detectives at about 7:30 p.m.

Police said Allen was located driving a short distance away as the warrant was being served and was stopped.

The plants were in various stages of growth and were in a spare bedroom, police said. Also found were various items used to aid in the growth of marijuana plants and packaging materials. Officers said they also recovered about 850 grams of dried and packaged marijuana.

Allen faces two felony counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Boise Police BANDIT Task Force investigates illegal drug sales and trafficking, as well as gambling and prostitution. Detectives with B.A.N.D.I.T. (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force), are commissioned to protect the community from illegal activity. You can learn more about BANDIT at /home/criminal-investigation/bandit-narcotics-vice-unit/.

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