Crime

Ada deputies find heroin in diaper bag; Boise couple arrested

Karissa Peters and Nigel Peters
Karissa Peters and Nigel Peters

A traffic stop on Eagle Road late Monday night landed Nigel K. and Karissa Peters in jail after deputies found heroin, cocaine, bath salts and guns during Eagle Road traffic stop, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The couple are charged with heroin trafficking after deputies found about 9 ounces of heroin in their car -- most of it in a diaper bag for the Peters’ 5-month-old son, according to a news release. Deputies declared the baby to be in imminent danger because he was riding in the car in close proximity to the drugs and guns, and he was placed in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the sheriff's office reports.

Both suspects are also charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance because deputies found about 13 grams of cocaine and a small amount of illegal bath salts in the car, ACSO reports. Deputies also found two handguns and various items of drug paraphernalia in the car.

Deputies pulled the Peters’ car over in the 1700 block of South Eagle Road around 10 p.m. Monday after they saw the northbound car, swerve across the line on the east side of the road before slowing down abruptly and then making a sudden left turn on to East Tarpoon Drive, according to the news release.

Deputies determined Nigel Peters, 31, had an outstanding arrest warrant for a parole violation. Karissa Peters, 30, was driving the car. A police dog detected drugs in the car, and both Peters were booked into the Ada County Jail. They were arraigned Tuesday afternoon, and bond was set at $1 million for Nigel and $500,000 for Karissa. Both are scheduled for preliminary hearings Dec. 13.

The crime of trafficking heroin is punishable by up to life in prison.

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