Children Found In “Deplorable Living Conditions” Boise Police Say


By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Boise Police arrested a 34 year old resident on charges of five counts of Injury to a child, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and possession of Prescription Drugs in other than original container. Police say they were dispatched to a residence near North Five Mile Road and West Fairview Avenue to check for Narcotics Violations on Tuesday at 9pm. The officers were responding to an anonymous citizen tip that illegal drugs were being used in the presence of children at the residence.

When officers made contact with the resident, identified as Gia M. Rose who allowed them inside. Six minor children, ages 3 to 16 were inside the residence. Five of the children are residents of the home, one was a visitor. Officers obtained permission from Rose to search the house for narcotics. Upon searching the home, Rose was found to be in possession of multiple marijuana and methamphetamine smoking devices, several syringes, a tin containing multiple prescription medications, a glass methamphetamine pipe with methamphetamine in it, and a spoon with white residue in the top and burn marks on the bottom. All of these substances were located in areas that were being used by the children and well within their reach.

Officers also found what they described as dangerous and deplorable living conditions, including open electrical outlets, no working smoke detectors and a non-working refrigerator that contained meat, milk, and other perishable items. There was old food and garbage throughout the house and what appeared to be feces found in the living area.

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