Socks filled with drugs leads to Nampa man's arrest

Socks filled with drugs leads to Nampa man's arrest

Credit: Ada County Jail

Jeremy Earl Jay

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Posted on January 8, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 7:44 AM

BOISE -- A Nampa man is in the Ada County Jail on drug charges after Ada County Sheriff's deputies say they saw him throw two socks full of drugs out the window of his car during a police pursuit Wednesday morning.

Jeremy Earl Jay, 32, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, eluding police, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say they found meth, marijuana, hydrocodone and alprazolam (an anti-depressant) pills, a weighing scale, drug paraphernalia and more than $1,200 in cash in the socks.

It all started after midnight Tuesday when deputies spotted two cars together in a parking lot near the intersection of Cole and Overland roads.  The driver’s side windows were down and next to each other.

The driver of a white Acura, later identified as Jay, ducked his head down when deputies pulled into the parking lot. He then took off down Overland Road.  That's when the socks were tossed out of the car window.  Deputies stopped to pick up the socks from the side of the road and then began following the car which could only get up to 35 miles per hour on the snow-covered road.

Deputies ended their pursuit because of weather conditions but arrested Jay a short time later after he lost control of his Acura and nearly hit a Boise Police car..

Jay is being held in the jail on a $250,000 bond.

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