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Boise man accused of trafficking heroin/meth

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 14:24:41-04

A Boise man is in Ada County Jail after a routine traffic stop yielded heroin, prescription pills, and marijuana.

Boise Police officers stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Franklin Road and Cloverdale Road around 3:35 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5th for failing to maintain a lane.

When officers made contact with the driver and passenger, they discovered that the passenger had a warrant out for his arrest.

When asked if anyone inside the vehicle had a weapon, the driver, identified as James. A. Morningstar of Boise, told police he had a firearm on his person. 

Officers removed the weapon and detained Morningstar without incident.

A police search dog conducted a search and alerted officers that drugs could be within the vehicle.

A search resulted in the discovery of a medium sized Ziploc bag containing several plastic baggies with a brown crystal-like substance identified as heroin and bags with a white substance identified as meth.

Police also found several prescription pills without a prescription and marijuana alongside drug paraphernalia.

Morningstar was taken to Ada County Jail for trafficking of heroin (F), controlled substance violation (F), manufacture, delivery or possession of a scheduled II narcotic drug (F), carrying a concealed weapon without a license (m), possession of drug paraphernalia (m), possession of marijuana (m), and possession of a drug without a prescription.