A 44-year-old Kuna man is being held in the Ada County Jail for trying to sell a pound of methamphetamine to detectives Wednesday.
Jeffrey Davis is charged with felony drug trafficking in connection with the case. Another Kuna man, 39-year-old Nathan Gamble, is also charged trafficking after he showed up later that night to collect the money from the first sale – and brought a two more ounces of meth with him.
Detectives arrested Davis at a parking lot in the Maple Grove/Overland roads neighborhood just before 6 p.m.
Undercover detectives arranged to meet with Davis in the parking lot to buy a pound of meth. He was arrested shortly after showing up. Detectives found 589 grams of the meth inside Davis’ car, along with a loaded semi-automatic pistol and $1,200 in cash.
Detectives arrested Gamble several hours later in a parking lot near the Emerald Street/Cole Road intersection — at a place where he was supposed to meet Davis to pick up the money from the earlier sale.
Detectives found an additional 48 grams of meth and $1,200 inside Gamble’s car. Both Davis and Gamble were arrested and taken to the Ada County Jail. They are scheduled to make their initial court appearances Thursday afternoon.
The crime of trafficking in methamphetamine is punishable by up to 15 years in prison – with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years for anyone who is trying to sell more than 400 grams.