TWIN FALLS โ€” A man was arrested for selling marijuana out of his Twin Falls apartment after a two-month police sting operation in August and September.

Nicholas Ray Barnes, 30, of Twin Falls has been charged with five felony counts of delivering a controlled substance and two felony counts of delivering a controlled substance where children are present. Barnes was arraigned on Tuesday and held on a $25,000 bond.

Court documents say Detective Robert Heise of the Idaho State Police investigative division used a confidential informant to purchase marijuana from Barnes five times. During two of those transactions, Barnesโ€™ wife and a child were present in his Madrona Street apartment.

The informant purchased more than $2,000 worth of marijuana on Aug. 1, Aug. 21, Aug. 31 and Sept. 27.

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Barnes, a construction worker for a company in Twin Falls, was getting the marijuana from a man in Shoshone, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing for Barnes was scheduled for Oct. 20.


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