Boise woman charged after police find drugs, deplorable conditions in home; five children removed

newsroom@idahostatesman.comMarch 26, 2014 


A Boise woman was arrested Tuesday night on felony drug and injury-to-a-child charges after police say they found illicit drugs and a filthy, dangerous home.

Investigators were acting on an anonymous tip at 9 p.m. about drugs being used in the presence of children.

Six children ranging in age from 3 to 16 were found inside the residence, near North Five Mile Road and West Fairview Avenue. The five children who lived at the house were placed in the care of state Health Department workers; the sixth child was released to the custody of a parent.

Gia M. Rose allowed officers to enter the residence, where they found: multiple marijuana and methamphetamine smoking devices, several syringes, a tin containing multiple prescription medications, a glass methamphetamine pipe with methamphetamine in it, and a spoon with white residue in the top and burn marks on the bottom.

Investigators said that all of the drug-related items they found were within reach of the children.

They also noted that living conditions in the house were deplorable and dangerous, including open electrical outlets, no working smoke detectors and a non-working refrigerator that contained perishable items. There was food and garbage throughout the house, police said.

Rose was charged with five counts of injury to a child, felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of prescription drugs in other than the original container.

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