Boise man accused of trafficking pot through the mail

newsroom@idahostatesman.comMay 25, 2014 


A 21-year-old Boise man was charged with felony marijuana trafficking after he picked up a package containing pot from the Boise Post Office and was later found to have illegal drugs at his home, according to police.

Andrew R. Ralston was booked into the Ada County Jail Friday afternoon.

Officers with the BANDIT drug interdiction task force and a K9 drug detection dog stopped Ralston after he picked up a package at the post office. They had a search warrant for the package from California, and when they opened it they found 3 pounds of marijuana inside, police said.

Police did a search of Ralston's home and found almost 7 pounds. They also found other illegal drugs including ecstasy and possibly LSD.

Ralston may face more charges.

The Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Task Force, or BANDIT, includes detectives from the Boise Police Department, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Idaho National Guard.

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