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Police find stash of illegal drugs in Boise Bench home on search warrant

The man who lives there has been arrested on drug-trafficking charges
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Posted at 11:01 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 13:01:42-05

BOISE, Idaho — A 24-year-old Boise man has been arrested on drug trafficking charges after police bought a pound and a half of marijuana from him.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says the arrest happened last week as part of a long-term investigation. Deputies say they bought marijuana from Dotson twice before Thursday's arrest.

Morgan C. Dotson faces three felony counts of trafficking marijuana and a count of delivery of a controlled substance.

Police also searched Dotson's Boise-Bench home on a warrant. Inside, deputies found a stash of illegal drugs, including "significant amounts" of LSD, MDMA (also called ecstasy), psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, marijuana concentrate oil, and more than $4,000 in cash.

Deputies began investigating Dotson in December after developing evidence he was selling drugs from his house in the Rose Hill/Latah streets neighborhood.

Police say more charges are possible.

The crime of trafficking marijuana is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Dotson is being held in the Ada County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is set to be in court on March 5.