CDA Press: Wave of Drug Busts in North Idaho Border Town


Police in Bonners Ferry netted more than half-a-dozen arrests after a wave of afternoon drug busts April 7.

According to April 10's Coeur d'Alene Press, four people were taken into custody at a home and another four were arrested at an apartment.

Charges included felony possession of a controlled substance, frequenting a drug house, felony possession with intent to distribute, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, misdemeanor possession of stolen property, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor obstruction and delaying a police officer. Suspects ranged in age from 18-44.

A news release from Bonners Ferry police stated that the busts were coordinated between the Bonners Ferry Police Department, Boundary County Narcotics Task Force, Boundary County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Forest Service Police and the U.S. Border Patrol. Located fewer than 30 miles from the U.S.-Canada border, Bonners Ferry is Idaho's most northern city.

The arrests were part of an ongoing inter-agency effort to halt the importation and use of drugs in the border town. According to the Herald, police seized several grams of suspected methamphetamine and heroin, along with drug paraphernalia and firearms.

The suspects are being held in the Boundary County jail.