News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 01, 2010
Contact:Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Two Spokane Meth Dealers Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

OCT 01 -- (Spokane) –Acting Special Agent in Charge Mark Thomas and United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, James A. McDevitt announced that Michael David Luce and Amanda G. McIntyre were sentenced on September 17 th, 2010 for their roles in the distribution of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm.

In April 2009, an investigation opened concerning allegations that Michael David Luce and his then girlfriend (now wife), Amanda G. McIntyre were distributing methamphetamine in northeast Spokane. Law enforcement arranged for the purchase of methamphetamine from them on April 24, 2009. A search warrant was executed at their home on April 30, 2009 and law enforcement seized over one kilogram of methamphetamine, two semi-automatic pistols, and ammunition. Michael Luce is a previously convicted felon and thus, prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. Michael Luce pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Amanda McIntyre pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine.

For the drug offense, Michael Luce was sentenced to 216 months (18 years) in prison followed by a life term of court supervision after he is released. Michael Luce was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for the firearms offense, concurrent with his prison sentence on the drug offense. For her role in the methamphetamine offense, Amanda McIntyre was sentenced to 71 months in prison, followed by 10 years of court supervision after she is released.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.