Update: Nampa officer dismissed after facing drug charges

Jarad Webb
Jarad Webb

Updated April 2, 2018: The Nampa Police Department dismissed officer Jarad Layne Webb on Monday. Webb is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation and no additional information is available.

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A Nampa Police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of a criminal investigation against him, according to a press release from the Nampa Police Department.

Jarad Layne Webb, 39, was arrested Monday morning in Star on a warrant out of Ada County. Patrick Orr, a spokesman for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, said Webb faces two charges: a felony count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report.

Webb’s felony charge alleges that he obtained an undisclosed controlled substance “by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge,” such as a false prescription, for example.

“About two weeks ago, Webb reported that someone stole some medication from inside his home, and he needed to make a (police) report so he could refill a prescription,” Orr said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what type of prescription Webb tried to fill.

NPD spokesman Tim Riha said in the release that officials were “made aware of a criminal case against a police officer of this department being investigated by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.”

Nampa police declined to comment further on the investigation or the possible ramifications for the officer. NPD said it does not tolerate “conduct unbecoming a police officer or violations of the Idaho Peace Officers Code of Ethics.”

As of late Monday afternoon, Webb had bonded out of the Canyon County Jail.

Nicole Blanchard: 208-377-6410, @NMBlanchard