Nampa Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking, Resist & Obstructing Officers, Possession of Paraphernalia, Probation Violation (felony)
On January 10, 2023, at 10:36 p.m., a Nampa Patrol Officer initiated a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Caldwell Blvd. The vehicle stopped in the parking lot of a grocery store that was open for business, and the driver exited the vehicle and ran from the officers on foot. Officers chased him, caught him, and took him into
custody. As other assisting officers arrived, they found syringes filled with fluid, a glass vial with a crystal substance and plastic bags with a crystal substance in the open vehicle and on the ground strewn in the parking lot along the trail of the foot chase.
As a result of this incident, 47-year-old Robert D. Glenn of Nampa, was arrested for Drug Trafficking Methamphetamine, 37-2732B (A)(4); Resist & Obstructing Officers, I18-705; Possession of Paraphernalia with the Intent to Use, I37-2734A (1) and Probation Violation (felony) I20-222.
This most recent arrest adds to Glenn’s record of criminal activity in Canyon and Ada counties, which includes seven prior felony convictions, including for similar drug offenses in 2021 for felony possession with intent to deliver narcotics. Glenn’s criminal record also includes convictions for lewd conduct and failure to register as a sex offender.
Glenn served a 180-day prison sentence as part of the Court’s retained jurisdiction approach to the 2021 felony narcotics conviction. That 180-day sentence is known as a “rider” and is a sentencing option available to judges. The Idaho Department of Corrections website describes a rider as:
“Retained jurisdiction, often called a rider, is a sentencing option available to judges in Idaho. Clients sentenced to a rider are incarcerated in an IDOC facility but are under the judge's jurisdiction as they receive treatment and programming.
Sentencing judges can place the resident on probation upon successful completion of the rider, or they can relinquish jurisdiction and sentence them to prison based on their behavior and progress during the retained jurisdiction period.”
Glenn has been given four riders since 1997, and he violated his probation the day after completing his most recent rider. Prosecutors at the time argued that his prison sentence of 10 years should be imposed due to his repeated probation violations and lengthy criminal history, but Glenn was instead again released to probation on November 16, 2022, by District Judge Matthew Roker.
“It is beyond frustrating to see career criminals like this continue to benefit from an overburdened system,” said Chief Joe Huff. “As a member of this community, I am outraged that a registered sex offender with multiple felony convictions for drug trafficking can get released to probation multiple times despite such obvious disregard for the law. I am thankful no one from our community and none of the officers were injured. Let’s hope there isn’t a next time.”
Public safety is obviously our number one priority. If anyone in our community has information on these crimes or other drug-related crimes, please contact CrimeStoppers at 208-343-COPS, where you can remain anonymous. You can also use the Nampa Police Narcotics Tip link on our website: