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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Boise Man Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Firearm

BOISE – Devin Edward Montgomery, 32, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced this morning in United States District Court to 24 months plus 10 days in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Montgomery to forfeit the shotgun he illegally possessed. He pleaded guilty to the charge on January 7, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, on April 3, 2012, federal search warrants were served on a residence located on Broadway Avenue in Boise, Idaho, which served as the clubhouse for the Slayers gang. The search located a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun inside a safe. According to the plea agreement, Montgomery admitted that he purchased the firearm on August 18, 2011, from Impact Guns in Boise. Montgomery further admitted that at the time he possessed the firearm, he was an unlawful user of a controlled substance and prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms.

On September 20, 2012, Montgomery pleaded guilty in Idaho state court to delivery of a controlled substance and recruiting a criminal gang member. He is currently awaiting sentencing on those charges.

The indictment was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in conjunction with the Boise Police Department. Other federal agencies participating in the OCDETF program include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and U.S. Marshals Service.

The OCDETF program is a federal multi agency, multi jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.

The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.