Idaho Rehab Treatment Centers
Boise is the capital city of Idaho, and the state has approximately 1.4 million residents. The drug sought most often in the state is methamphetamine, but the availability of meth has dropped drastically. This change is due to increased oversight by law enforcement and by new regulations and laws that restrict access to the chemicals that are used to manufacture methamphetamine. Cocaine is one drug that is still widely available in Idaho, and this drug is frequently trafficked from Mexico to this state. Marijuana is the drug that is used most often in Idaho, and there are two types: Mexican marijuana, a lower quality of the drug with less active ingredients, and BC Bud, which is from Canada and preferred by marijuana users in the state.
Around 6,500 Idaho residents are in state prison, and the number of residents on probation is several times this amount. There is an average of 750 arrests each month for drug offenses, and approximately 7 people will overdose and die each month in Idaho. Around 565 people each month will be charged with DUI in the state, and around 33 residents will die monthly due to alcohol. Most of the drug trade in the state is under the control of the Mexican drug cartels, and the club drugs like ecstasy and GHB are very popular in larger cities and metropolitan areas.
In Idaho just being under the influence of marijuana is a criminal offense, and this can be punished by 6 months in jail as well as a fine of $1,000. These same penalties apply for public use of marijuana. Possession of up to 3 ounces is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum of 1 year in jail and a fine of $1,000. Selling or cultivating marijuana in Idaho has penalties that range from 1-5 years in prison, and quantities above 1 pound bring a mandatory minimum sentence of 1, 3, or 5 years depending on the amount involved.
Idaho also has supplemental laws concerning marijuana and other drugs. Being present where knowledge of drug activity occurs can bring 90 days in jail and a fine of $300. Possessing drug paraphernalia can mean up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $1,0000. A second offense for these charges will also double the penalty. Idaho marijuana laws also address selling marijuana when minors are present, and this charge is a felony, with the possibility of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of $5,000.