Boise man charged with dumping teen in parking lot after fatal OD

Tommy Basco is accused of moving the man's body.

BOISE -- A Boise man is facing a felony charge after police say he abandoned a 19-year-old's body in a parking lot after the other man died of a drug overdose.

Tommy Samuel Basco, 29, is facing a felony charge of failure to notify police of a death. Prosecutors say additional charges may be pending after officers found drugs during a search of his home.

According to prosecutors, Basco and 19-year-old Charles Peyton Chambers were injecting heroin in Basco's home earlier this week when Chambers overdosed. Basco admitted to police that he put Chambers into an ice bath and injected him with methamphetamine in an attempt to revive him, according to the prosecution.

It worked, briefly. Prosecutors say Chambers was up and walking around before he headed to one of the bedrooms to sleep.

But when Basco woke up, Chambers was dead, prosecutors say. Prosecutors say the suspect put Chambers' body in a car and drove to a gravel lot near the intersection of McMillan and Maple Grove roads, where he abandoned it.

Police found the car and Chambers' remains Wednesday morning. Investigators found evidence that the 19-year-old had not been in the vehicle when he died, but had been moved sometime after.

After developing evidence linking Basco and Chambers, police obtained a warrant to search the suspect's home Thursday night. During the search, officers found between half an ounce and an ounce of methamphetamine, prosecutors say.

Prosecutors asked Judge Michael Ohlsto set a $250,000 bond for Basco, pointing to his previous conviction in a 2008 possession with intent to distribute case. Ohls ultimately set the bond at $100,000.

Basco is due back in court Nov. 9. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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