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Two people behind bars on felony trafficking charges

Police investigating multi-state heroin trafficking organization
Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 15:22:38-04

BOISE, Idaho — Two people are behind bars on felony drug trafficking charges.

Boise Police say the Boise Police Narcotics Unit--BANDIT (Boise Area Narcotics & Drug Interdiction Team) and the DEA Boise District Office started investigating a multi-state heroin trafficking organization in May.

On August 29, officials intercepted two drug couriers who police say were delivering a half-kilo of heroin (about 20 ounces worth) in downtown Boise. Police arrested 43-year-old Lindsay Marks and 47-year-old Sharma Anderson on charges of Trafficking Heroin (felony), possession of methamphetamine (felony), and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officials say to date more than three pounds of heroin has been seized and multiple arrests have been made.

The heroin was destined for sales in Boise and the surrounding communities, and has a wholesale value of approximately $50,000 and an estimated street value in excess of $200,000.

“With these arrests and seizures, we have prevented a dangerous amount of illegal narcotics from reaching the streets of Boise,” said Boise Police Lieutenant Tim Kukla. “We would like to recognize the invaluable partnership we have with the DEA which allowed us to see this investigation cross state lines and put a stop to a large scale trafficking operation in our region.”

The investigation is ongoing. More arrests and seizures are anticipated.