Crime

Citizen tips about 'neighborhood drug house' lead to nine arrests in Boise

Boise police arrested nine people early Wednesday morning after serving a search warrant on an East Boise home that was the subject of several citizen tips about illegal drug activity.

Boise Police neighborhood contact officers began investigating activity at the house in the 2100 block of South Illinois Avenue in March and later turned their findings over to the Ada County prosecutor's office. A search warrant was issued for the house Tuesday evening, and officers, including the Boise Police Special Operations Unit, carried out the search at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The search yielded baggies of methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia, police said.

Robert A. Church Jr., 34, of Boise faces felony charges of manufacture or delivery or possession of meth and controlled substance violation, plus several misdemeanors.

Three Boise residents were arrested on felony meth possession charges: Jennifer M. Goller, 36; Alyshia K. George, 25; and Cody M. Adams, 35. George is also charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Ashley L. Dumas, 27, of Boise was booked into jail on a felony controlled substance violation charge plus misdemeanor marijuana possession.

In addition to the five arrests on felony offenses, police arrested four people on misdemeanor charges of frequenting a place where drugs are used: Erik D. Reynolds, 23, of Boise ; Robert M. Spang, 31, of Garden City; Adam D. Ingram, 34, of Boise; and Levi T. Hancock, 29, of Boise.

Eight of the nine suspects remained in the county jail Wednesday night, but Spang was released from jail Wednesday, according to jail records.

Church, Goller, Dumas and George have preliminary hearings on June 23. Adams faces a preliminary hearing for June 24. George, Dumas and Goller have bonds set at $10,000. Adams has a bond set at $50,000. Church’s bond is set at $75,000.

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