Police Blotter: A Bag of 'Shrooms and Leaving the Scene

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Samuel J. Sabin, 30, of Hailey, faces a felony charge of intent to deliver a controlled substance after police found hallucinogenic mushrooms in his car. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Samuel J. Sabin, 30, of Hailey, faces a felony charge of intent to deliver a controlled substance after police found hallucinogenic mushrooms in his car.

Samuel J. Sabin, 30, of Hailey, was pulled over by Boise police officers at 10:54 p.m. on Jan. 29, after he failed to signal properly while changing lanes on the Boise bench. A K9 unit came to the scene, and the police dog sniffed out narcotics. 

When officers searched the vehicle, they found a plethora of things: a digital scale, a glass pipe, syringes and five baggies containing suspected psilocybin mushrooms with a combined weight of 190 grams, . 

Once the 30-year-old was arrested, a pat-down revealed a piece of plastic wrap that tested presumptive positive for marijuana. Sabin was booked at the Ada County Jail for intent to deliver a controlled substance (a felony), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (both misdemeanors).

Scott A. Mahler, 36, of Boise, was arrested for his second DUI. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Scott A. Mahler, 36, of Boise, was arrested for his second DUI.
Earlier on Jan. 29, at 9:46 p.m., Boise police responded to a report of a single vehicle crash near East Warm Springs Avenue and East Wailing Drive.  

Upon arrival, officers found a damaged fence and a fire hydrant on the side of the road but no vehicle responsible for the damage.

However, it didn't take long before officers found a vehicle, not far from the scene, with front-end damage and that matched witness descriptions. The driver, who was still inside the vehicle, showed signs of intoxication and failed a series of field sobriety tests. Scott A. Mahler, 36, was arrested for driving under the influence, his second DUI in 15 years, making the charge a felony.