Crime

Boise teen who stashed drugs in business restroom to plead guilty

A Boise teenager who stashed methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana in a Cascade restroom plans to plead guilty Thursday to drug charges, according to a plea agreement.

Hannah Marie Hendricks, 18, and a companion, Jerod Leon Nielson, 35, were pulled over for a traffic stop May 16 in Cascade. Hendricks stepped out of the vehicle and walked to a nearby business to use the restroom. After she left, the business’s owner found four packages. They contained 195 grams of meth, 118 grams of cocaine, 51 grams of heroin and 50 grams of marijuana.

Hendricks admitted leaving the items in the restroom, saying Nielson told her to. She plans to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Boise to federal charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Nielson pleaded guilty March 2 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. He was charged in a separate incident June 29 in which police found him with more than 500 grams of meth and 100 grams of heroin. Officers also seized $27,358 in cash from him.

Hendricks could face up to 20 years in prison. Nielson faces 10 years to life when he is sentenced May 22.

John Sowell: 208-377-6423, @IDS_Sowell

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