Officers: gun, drugs found in Boise man's car

Posted at 12:29 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 14:42:09-04

A Boise man is in jail after police said they found a concealed handgun and drugs in his vehicle.

Around 2:45 a.m. Monday, Boise Police officers witnessed a driver who they said committed multiple driving infractions, including not having a front license plate. 

Officers performed a traffic stop on State Street and noticed the driver, later identified as Duncan Owen, 21, of Boise, “showed multiple signs of being intoxicated including having slurred speech, blood shot and glassy eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol,” according to a Boise Police Department news release. 

“Duncan failed three field sobriety tests and provided one valid breath sample of .14. Inside Duncan’s car was a loaded handgun that was concealed from view. A records check showed Duncan did not have a concealed weapons permit and had a prior DUI conviction,” the release stated.

Officers say they also found a glass narcotics smoking device that tested presumptive positive for amphetamine. 

Duncan was taken to the Ada County Jail and booked on possession of a controlled substance, a felony. He also faces a number of misdemeanors, including driving under the influence (second offense), carrying a concealed weapon without a license, carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.