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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nampa Man Arrested On Federal Drug Charge

BOISE – Timothy Alan Butterbaugh, 45, of Nampa, Idaho, was arrested yesterday on a federal complaint charging him with distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

The complaint, filed in United States District Court on Wednesday, charges Butterbaugh with distributing methamphetamine on July 24, 2013. Butterbaugh was arrested last night at his residence in Nampa. Federal agents and local officers executed a search warrant at his residence along with two other locations in Nampa. The warrants were served by the FBI, Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force, Canyon County Sheriff's Office, Nampa City Police Department, and Meridian City Police Department.

If convicted, Butterbaugh faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison, a maximum fine of $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release.

An initial appearance is set for August 30, 2013, at the federal courthouse in Boise. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled at that time.

The case is being investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Caldwell Police Department; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; and the Idaho Department of Correction.

The case is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.

A complaint is only an allegation of criminal conduct and is not evidence of guilt. A person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.