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Police: Couple had heroin, meth in van -– in reach of children

Posted: 12:03 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 14:03:44-04

BOISE, Idaho — Two Nampa residents have been arrested after police say they found suspected heroin and meth in their vehicle -– reportedly within reach of three children, all under the age of six.

About 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Boise officers came upon a burglary suspect in a parking lot on the 9000 block of Fairview Avenue.

The burglary investigation involved a shoplifting incident which had occurred earlier in the day at store on the 3100 block of State Street, police said.

While officers were questioning the suspect –- identified as J.D. Evans, 38, of Nampa -– a police K-9 alerted on the possibility of illegal drugs inside Evan’s van.

“When officers searched the vehicle, they located several items of drug paraphernalia and substances that tested presumptive positive as heroin and meth. Inside a purse belonging to the passenger, identified as Hailey Evans (31, of Nampa), officers located three financial transaction cards belonging to other people,” according to a Boise Police news release.

The two were then arrested on charges relating to the illegal drugs and stolen credit cards.

“Due to the fact that three young children were also in the (vehicle) and had access to dangerous items and drug paraphernalia, J.D. and Hailey Evans were also charged with misdemeanor injury to a child,” the release said.

The children were placed in temporary custody of the State Health and Welfare Department. It is unclear how the children are related to the couple.

Hailey Evans faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and grand theft. She also faces three misdemeanor counts of injury to a child, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia.

J.D. Evans faces a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance, two felony charges of burglary, three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and one count of injury to a child.