It’s bad enough to be arrested for felony drug possession once. But to have it happen twice in one week must be a nightmare. That’s exactly what happened to 24-year old Scott Lamar Bush this past week in Pocatello, Idaho.
Bush was arrested for felony drug possession last Saturday. However, he was lucky and was released on his own recognizance. Just a few days later, he was back at it. He broke into a local woman’s home and stole two guns. For some reason, he returned to the house and gave the Glock he stole back to her. However, he said he gave the Ruger he took to a friend who refused to return it.
The friend turned out to be Michael Owens, a 32-year old man, also from Pocatello. The two men were riding in Bush’s car on Yellowstone Avenue shortly after the guns were reported stolen. The police pulled them over and, with the help of a K-9 officer, were able to locate drugs in their vehicle.
The police found heroin and methamphetamine in the car. They also found all of the materials commonly associated with drug trafficking. Both Owens and Bush were arrested for felony drug possession. Just for these charges, the men face up to 14 years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines.
Bush also faces charges from the week prior to this arrest. Since he had been arrested so many times, he is now considered a persistent violator. He now faces up to life in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. This is the result of his being convicted at least three times prior for drug-related crimes.
If you or your family member have been arrested and charged with felony drug possession in Idaho, contact our office immediately.