Meridian Police Department officers served search warrants Tuesday on two separate addresses in the 800 block of NW 4th Street and arrested eight people on various drug charges.
Officers say they recovered about 27 grams of marijuana and approximately .5 gram of methamphetamine, along with multiple items of drug paraphernalia.
-Isaieh Garcia 23, of Meridian, for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
-Danielle Lance, 28, of Star, for frequenting a place where drugs are used or manufactured
-Sharon Rolan, 24, of Meridian, possession of drug paraphernalia
-David Rolan, 27, of Meridian, frequenting a place where drugs are used or manufactured, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of methamphetamine;
-Britney Crocker, 31, of Nampa, frequenting;
-William McConnell, 56, of Meridian, possession of drug paraphernalia
-Jordan Bradley, of Meridian, possession of drug paraphernalia, frequenting a place where drugs are used or manufactured, and two outstanding warrants; and
-Kaitlyn Gresham, 24, of Caldwell, frequenting a place where drugs are used or manufactured, and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.
“We received a number of anonymous complaints –- we assume from neighbors –- complaining about suspicious activities at the two residences, frequent vehicle traffic, people coming and going,” said Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.
Police began surveilling the two houses in early January and established sufficient probable cause to obtain the two search warrants. The houses are diagonally across from each other.
Police admit the amount of drugs confiscated is not too significant. “But the impact is very significant,” Basterrechea stated. “Someone saw enough suspicious activity at the two houses to concern them, enough to call (the police). We followed up on the tips and ended up cleaning up the neighborhood.”
No further arrests are anticipated.