Thirteen People Indicted on Conspiracy to Distribute Methampteramine
JUL 30 -- (Boise, ID) - Thirteen people were indicted this week by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. All thirteen were arrested. Initial appearances were held for 12 of the 13 defendants on July 10, 2010. A trial has been scheduled for September 13, 2010.
According to the indictment, between March 2009 and July 2010, the defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute at least five hundred grams or more of methamphetamine.
The defendants each face a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in federal prison, up to life, and a fine of up to $4,000,000.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Boise Police Department’s Bandit Drug Unit led the investigation as part of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force which supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The Nampa Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and the Meridian Police Department assisted in the investigation.