Crime

Washington man charged with trafficking heroin and other drugs through Nampa

Police discovered $14,000, drugs and paraphernalia during a traffic stop Thursday, according to the Nampa Police Department.

An officer pulled over a Washington man driving a white Suburban on Interstate 84. During the stop the officer saw drug paraphernalia in plain view, so he called in a police dog, police said.

During the investigation, police found the money, 2 ounces of heroin, 2 small baggies of crack cocaine, about 9 grams of marijuana, assorted prescription pills, human growth hormones and a stolen handgun.

Police arrested the driver — Jacob Ross, 24, of Des Moines, Wash. — and charged him with drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and grand theft. Additional charges are pending, police said.

Ross was apparently traveling from Washington to Las Vegas. Ross told officers he used the HGH to treat withdrawals, police said.

  Comments