Monday, January 6, 2014

Police Blotter: Boise Bus Station Bust Follows Discovery of Pot in Checked Luggage

Posted By on Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Michael Fuentes, 25, is charged with trafficking marijuana and resisting and obstructing an officer.

An Oregon man is behind bars at the Ada County lockup after Boise Police say 3.5 pounds of marijuana were discovered in a checked bag aboard a bus.

BPD were called to the downtown Boise bus station Jan. 3 after bus company employees said they noticed a strong odor coming from a passenger's bag. The bag had been aboard a bus that had just arrived from Portland, Ore.

When officers approached the owner, they said he fled on foot. Police finally had to their pull their weapons and order the suspect to stop in a parking lot at 13th and Jefferson streets.

Michael Fuentes, 25, of Cave Junction, Ore., was charged with a felony count of trafficking marijuana and resisting and obstructing an officer.

Kevin Kurtz, 28, is charged with possession of morphine and marijuana and driving without privileges and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Boise Police also report that they stopped a vehicle for speeding while traveling northbound on Five Mile Road Jan. 4. A check on the driver found that his license had been suspended. Additionally, a police dog alerted officers to the odor of drugs in the vehicle. A search resulted in officers seizing morphine and marijuana.

Kevin Kurtz, 28, of Boise was charged with a felony count of possession of morphine and misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession, driving without privileges and failure to provide proof of insurance.

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