Three Ada County residents remained in the county jail on drug charges Thursday night after a Tuesday traffic stop detected drugs and led to the recovery of numerous items believed to be stolen property, Boise police report.
Boise residents Theron T. Hale, 45, and Matthew Kepner-Roberts, 27, face felony charges of drug possession, as does Anna Marie Hendricks, 35, of Garden City. More charges may be filed after the owners of the stolen items are located, police said.
With the assistance of IDOC Probation and Parole, the Boise Police Organized Retail Crime Unit and neighborhood contact officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by the three suspects Tuesday evening near the intersection of Beacon Street and Manitou Avenue, police said. One of the passengers, Hale, was known to have a warrant for a parole violation.
A search around the vehicle by a drug detection dog resulted in an alert, and a subsequent search several plastic baggies containing a crystalline substance that tested presumptive positive for meth along with a vial of prescription pills, police said.
Before the traffic stop, officers had observed all three suspects unloading bicycles and other items out of a truck and placing them in Hale’s residence on the 1400 block of Beacon Street. Those items are believed to be linked to recently reported thefts in the area, police said.