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Flat tire traffic stop results in drug arrest

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 14:23:18-05

An officer that stopped a vehicle with a flat tire resulted in the arrest of a Boise man accused of possessing multiple types of drugs.

A Boise Police Officer noticed a vehicle driving with a flat tire near West Overland and South Entertainment Avenue on Monday, January 25th.

The flat tire was causing the rim of the vehicle to kick up sparks from the concrete and the officer stopped the vehicle for safety purposes.

When stopped, the driver who was identified as Jordan J. Laney, 34, of Boise acted “nervous and avoided eye contact,” according to the Boise Police Department.

A records check revealed that Laney has a suspended license for felony DUI.

A K9 unit responded to the call as well and conducted an open air search before alerting officers of the likely presence of drugs.

A search revealed the vehicle that Laney was driving had separate baggies containing marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine.  Officers also found a glass smoking pipe with burnt residue inside.

Laney was transported to the Ada County Jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance (F)—two counts, trafficking in a controlled substance (F), agents warrant (F), driving without privileges (m), possession of marijuana (m) and possession of drug paraphernalia.