Police: Man arrested for transporting heroin in hollowed out fire extinguisher

Posted at 10:09 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 08:27:52-04

BOISE, Ida. — Boise Police say a man is facing charges after a traffic stop leads to a drug trafficking arrest.

Police were conducting aggressive driving directed patrols in the construction zone area of I-84 and Cloverdale Thursday afternoon. Members of the Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officer Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for illegal lane changes after noticing a car driving eastbound on the interstate. A K9 Unit also responded to assist on the stop and an open air search around the vehicle resulted in a positive alert.

Police say a search of the vehicle revealed a fire extinguisher that was hollowed out and containing a baggie filled with a brown powdery substance. Tests later showed a presumptive positive result for heroin. The baggie weighed 637 grams or around 1.4 pounds.

Officers later transported 28-year-old Ivan Coronel-Cabrera of Vancouver, Washington to the Ada County Jail where he was booked for felony drug trafficking.