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Police: Boise couple received illegal drugs through the mail

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Posted at 12:36 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 14:36:24-04

A Boise couple has been arrested after police say they received illegal drugs through the mail.

The Meridian Police Department’s Street Crimes detectives developed information earlier this year that indicated Jeremy Miller, 41, and Sally Jo West, 32, may be receiving illicit narcotics through the U.S. Postal Service, according to Meridian Deputy Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

Knowing Meridian Police were already investigating the two, postal officials alerted detectives after intercepting a suspicious package reportedly addressed to be delivered to the couple’s Boise home.

Police say they later obtained evidence showing the couple accepted receipt of the parcel.

“The package delivered to West and Miller had two grams of heroin and .7 grams of methamphetamine,” Basterrechea said. “West also had two grams of heroin and a small amount of methamphetamine on her person.”

Miller and West were arrested at their home in the 600 block of North 13th Street in Boise on Friday.

“The search of the residence turned up small amounts of marijuana and paraphernalia along with the kratom pills which, while legal, are often substituted for opiods.  Officers also also found twenty generic Adderall tabs without a prescription,” Basterrechea added.

West faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and heroin trafficking. Miller faces three felony counts of possession of a control substance.

West and Miller are acquaintances, Basterrechea said.

The two are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Tuesday afternoon at the Ada County Courthouse.