Boise daycare operator arrested on marijuana manufacturing charges

March 20, 2014 

Korinne Jones

Correction: An earlier version of this story said officers seized 4 ounces of marijuana. They seized 4 grams.

Korinne Jones, 28, turned herself in Tuesday after Boise police issued a warrant for her arrest on four counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.

Police opened an investigation in December following a tip that drug activity might be taking place at Jones' residence in the 1300 block of South Nash Street, located near South Orchard and Kootenai streets.

As officers approached the home on Dec. 17, they smelled the strong odor of marijuana. After Jones allowed the officers to come inside, they found evidence of marijuana use and marijuana packaged for sale, according to a police report.

Officers seized 4 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.

Three young children, ages six months to 3 years, were at the residence. One lived there and the other two were being cared for by Jones through her day care business. Their parents came to remove them from the house.

Officers forwarded their reports to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, which issued a warrant on March 12. Officers notified Jones and she turned herself in voluntarily.

Police notified the Boise City Clerk's Office of their investigation. Officials from the clerk's office visited Jones' home on Dec. 20 and suspended her day care license. The license remains suspended, police said.

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