Socks full of drugs, cash lead to arrest of Nampa man

January 8, 2014 

Jeremy Jay

A 32-year-old Nampa man is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after Ada County Sheriff’s deputies watched him throw two socks full of drugs out the window of his car early Wednesday morning, the Ada County Sheriff's Office reports.

Jeremy Earl Jay also is charged with felony eluding police and possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies found methamphetamine, marijuana, hydrocodone and alprazolam (an anti-depressant) pills, a weighing scale, drug paraphernalia and more than $1,200 in cash in the socks. Deputies began their investigation just after midnight when they were driving by the intersection of Cole and Overland roads and saw two cars side by side in a parking lot, with the driver’s side windows down.

Deputies reported that the driver of a white Acura, later identified as Jay, ducked his head down and then drove away as the deputies pulled into the parking lot. Deputies saw socks thrown from the car, stopped to pick them up, then followed the Acura down Cole Road.

Deputies stopped their pursuit moments later on Hummel Road because of the snowy conditions but arrested Jay a short distance away after he lost control of the Acura on Overland Road, reportedly almost hitting a police car.

Jay is being held in the Ada County Jail on $250,000 bond. A preliminary hearing will be set for later this month.

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