A Hailey woman has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after a nearly month-long investigation by the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team—the NET.
According to a probable-cause affidavit written by Blaine County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kristen Quinton, a tracker warrant was obtained on April 16 for the vehicle of Karen M. Roscoe, 64, “due to surveillance following her to a known meth and heroin distribution house in Jerome.”
“Through the course of the investigation, Roscoe traveled to this residence several times by visual surveillance and the GPS Tracking device,” the affidavit states.
On May 7, Blaine County deputies made a traffic stop on Roscoe after she was observed leaving the Jerome residence. During the traffic stop, a drug dog was deployed and indicated on the vehicle, and after a thorough search, deputies found about 10 grams of methamphetamine, two loaded syringes containing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, the report states.
“Roscoe admitted a portion of the methamphetamine was being brought back for distribution and also the substance both in the baggies and syringes were methamphetamine,” the affidavit states.
Roscoe was ar-rested and taken into custody by the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office on May 10 and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 23, at which time the state must present sufficient evidence for the case to be bound over to District Court.
The Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on Thursday as to why Roscoe was not taken into custody at the time of the traffic stop on May 7.