Three Boise residents arrested for meth trafficking

Posted: 12:25 PM, Jun 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-13 14:25:07-04
Boise trio arrested for meth trafficking
Boise trio arrested for meth trafficking
Boise trio arrested for meth trafficking

Three Boise residents have been booked into the Ada County Jail for meth trafficking following an early-morning traffic stop.

About 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Boise Police officers stopped a vehicle near Orchard Street and I-84. Officers said the driver was speeding on the Interstate.

“As officers spoke with the driver and passengers about the infraction, a K-9 Unit also responded to the stop. An open-air search around the vehicle resulted in a positive alert to the possible presence of illegal drugs,” said Boise Police spokesman Ryan Larrondo.

When officers searched the vehicle, they say they located a large duffel bag containing several baggies and plastic wrap bundles.  

“The bags and bundles each contained a white crystal-like substance which tested presumptive positive as methamphetamine.  In total, the duffel bag contained nearly two pounds of suspected meth,” Larrondo said.  

Arrested were Douglas Lopez, 50; Athena Lopez, 55, Boise; and Tabatha Zapata, 47. Each now faces a felony charge of meth trafficking.