1800 Block of Fairview Avenue
BOISE -- A California man is in the Ada County Jail after police say he helped transport a group of prostitutes to Idaho's capital city.
32-year-old Antonio M. Jones of Oakland, CA is charged with three felonies related to the interstate trafficking of prostitutes, among other citations.
A man and two women, also from California, were ticketed for prostitution and minor drug charges in connection with the case.
Boise Police spokesman Chuck McClure says several tips from neighbors alerted the department to the potential of prostitution happening in the area. McClure says neighborhood contact officers began investigating Jones after the tips, and approached him on Tuesday evening around 6 p.m.
The officers reported Jones was parked near a hotel on the 1800 block of Fairview avenue, and was suspected of smoking marijuana in his vehicle.
They say a subsequent search of Jones' vehicle turned up a small amount of marijuana and a Cialis pill without the proper documentation. Police also say during the investigation, Jones gave officers a false name.
What's more, they say evidence found during the search showed the 32-year-old Oakland man was "involved in the transport and organization of prostitution across state lines and into Idaho."
What that evidence is, police wouldn't specify.
McClure says three others from California were given tickets in connection with the prostitution case, including 31-year-old Albert E. Garner of Sacramento, 33-year-old Christie M. Norwood from Los Angeles, and 20-year-old Mariah N. Edwards from Citrus Heights.
McClure says those suspects were found at a nearby hotel, and ticketed on a variety of misdemeanor prostitution and marijuana possession charges.
They are not currently in jail.
Jones was also charged with misdemeanor possession, possession of a controlled substance, and providing false information to police. He's expected to be arraigned in Ada County Court on Wednesday.