A Boise couple faces drug trafficking charges after Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they found heroin, cocaine, bath salts, guns, syringes, and paraphernalia in their car Monday night, during a traffic stop.
Nigel Peters and Karissa Peters are both also charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, since deputies reportedly found about nine ounces of heroin, thirteen grams of cocaine, and a small amount of bath salts in their car.
Deputies say they also found two handguns and various items of drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Investigators declared the couple’s infant son to be in imminent danger because they say he was in the car at the time and close to the drugs and guns. The child was placed in the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Deputies pulled the Peters’ car over in the 1700 block of South Eagle Road around 10 p.m. Monday after they say they saw the car, which was heading north, swerve across the line on the east side of the road. The driver then slowed down abruptly and made a sudden left turn onto East Tarpoon Drive.
Deputies discovered Nigel Peters had an outstanding arrest warrant for a parole violation. Karissa Peters was the driver and the couple’s 5-month-old son was in a car seat in the back,
A short time later, according to an Ada County Sheriff’s Office news release, a K-9 dog detected drugs in the car. Deputies found most of the heroin in the baby’s diaper bag. The other drugs and paraphernalia, including syringes, were found in other places, the release stated.
The man and woman were then arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail.
The crime of trafficking heroin is punishable by up to life in prison.