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Eye On Boise Idaho State Police archive

MONDAY, NOV. 13, 2017

Idaho State Police lab faces heroin testing backlog

Forensic scientists with the Idaho State Police are struggling to keep up with the growing caseload of evidence waiting to be tested for heroin and other opioids. ISP scientist Corinna Owsley tells the Idaho Press-Tribune that each drug analyst with the agency does about 90 cases a month...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017

ISP drug seizures are up; agency wants two more K9 teams 

From 2014 to 2015, drug seizures by the Idaho State Police swelled, ISP Director Col. Ralph Powell told legislative budget writers this morning. That was shortly after the addition of three drug dogs. “ISP seizures of marijuana increased 133 percent,” Powell said. “Methamphetamines, 319 percent....

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016

State settles liquor-obscenity case, will no longer enforce law

Arts venues licensed to serve alcohol during live performances depicting sexual acts will no longer face consequences from Idaho State Police under a newly reached agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, along with several other Boise attorneys representing artists and artistic venues, said Wednesday's lawsuit settlement marks...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016

Idaho brand inspector facing 2 felonies resigns

Idaho State Police say one of the agency's brand inspectors has resigned after being charged with two felonies involving a check writing scheme. Police say 32-year-old Justin Archer of Kimberley resigned after being charged with grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016

THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016

Theater sues Idaho State Police over 'Fifty Shades' flap 

A theater is suing the Idaho State Police for threatening to revoke its liquor license after the theater served alcohol while showing "Fifty Shades of Grey," saying the move violated the First Amendment. The Idaho Statesman reports Idaho law prohibits places licensed to serve alcohol from showing movies that depict sexual acts...

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MONDAY, NOV. 2, 2015

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015

Marijuana license-plate profiling case dropped

A discrimination case against the Idaho State Police for targeting a driver for a marijuana search because his license plates were from a state that has legalized the drug has been dismissed at the request of both sides, after it ran into numerous legal hurdles....

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MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

License-plate profiling case can proceed to trial

A motorist with Colorado license plates who contends the Idaho State Police profiled him because of his plates and fruitlessly detained and searched his car for marijuana can proceed with his federal lawsuit. Lawyers for Darien Roseen amended the lawsuit complaint after the state of...

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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

ISP highway drug seizures add up

In the past year, the Idaho State Police has seized more than 720 pounds of marijuana during traffic stops, more than 58 pounds of meth, and more than 30 pounds of cocaine. That’s for the calendar year 2013, and it’s only counting major seizures –...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

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