Crime

Boise man jailed on charges of selling prescription stimulants to undercover officers

A 28-year-old Boise man, accused of selling the prescription drug Adderall to undercover officers earlier this summer, is charged with multiple counts of drug delivery, the Ada County Sheriff's Office reports.

Wilmer R. Lopez-Avelarde is charged with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Investigators say Lopez-Avelarde sold drugs — including 125 Adderall pills and small amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana — to officers three times prior to Tuesday’s arrest. Investigators believe he was on his way to sell more Adderall on Tuesday morning when deputies pulled him over and found 101 Adderall pills inside his car.

A short time later, detectives searched Lopez-Avelarde’s home in the 7700 block of Ustick Road and found evidence of drug dealing. Lopez-Avelarde was booked into the Ada County Jail, where he remained Wednesday evening.

Adderall, a prescription drug including amphetamines, is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. It has become a popular drug for abuse among young adults, particularly for people who want to stay awake for long periods of time, ACSO reports.

The sheriff's office reports that Tuesday's arrest was unusual because of the large number of Adderall pills detectives were able to buy.

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