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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Eastern Idaho Man Sentenced For Distributing Meth

POCATELLO – Ryan Wasia, 26, of Pingree, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Pocatello to 40 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also fined Wasia $1,000. He pleaded guilty to the charge on August 29, 2012.

According to the plea agreement, on April 4, 2012, Wasia was stopped in a vehicle in Fort Hall, Idaho, having just left a residence. Law enforcement officers recovered 127 grams of methamphetamine from the vehicle. In a subsequent interview, Wasia admitted the methamphetamine was his and that he had just sold additional methamphetamine to a person at the residence in Fort Hall. Wasia further admitted he possessed the methamphetamine and intended to distribute it to another person.

The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police and the Fort Hall Police Department.