A 28-year-old Boise man who sold the prescription drug Adderall to undercover officers earlier this summer is charged with multiple counts of drug delivery.
Wilmer R. Lopez-Avelarde is charged with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Lopez-Avelarde will make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon.
Lopez-Avelarde sold drugs to officers three times prior to Tuesday’s arrest — including small amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana — in addition to 125 Adderall pills.
Lopez-Avelarde was on his way to sell more Adderall on Tuesday morning when deputies pulled him over. Deputies found 101 Adderall pills inside his car.
A short time later, detectives searched Lopez-Avelarde’s home in the 7700 blocks of Ustick Road and found other evidence of drug dealing.
Deputies then arrested and booked Lopez-Avelarde into jail.
Adderall is a stimulant — a prescription drug including amphetamines used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Adderall has become a popular drug of abuse among young adults, particularly for people who want to stay awake for long periods of time. Adderall is habit forming and people can overdose on the drug.
While detectives have encountered Adderall users in the field and have purchased prescription pills like Adderall during drug buys, the arrest of Lopez-Avelarde is unusual because of the large amount of Adderall pills they were able to buy.