Police: Two women arrested for trafficking meth

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 13:01:18-04

Two women -– one of from Nampa; one from Porterville, California -– are in the Canyon County Jail after police say they were trafficking meth.

On Tuesday night, members of BANDIT (Boise Area Narcotics and Drug Interdiction Team) found the two women reportedly in possession of three pounds of methamphetamine and $10,000 in cash. The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $15,000, police said.

They arrested Maira Alvarado, 32, of Porterville, California and Debra Payton, 58, of Nampa.

“This arrest comes after a lengthy investigation that began in Boise and led officers to a Nampa home. The suspects were arrested after Boise Police served a search warrant with the assistance of Nampa Police, the DEA, Idaho State Police and the Nampa SWAT team,” a Boise Police Department news release stated. “Upon arrest, the suspects were booked into the Canyon County Jail. Both the search warrant and the arrests were completed without incident.”