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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pocatello Man Arrested On Federal And State Warrants

POCATELLO – U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today the arrest on Tuesday evening of Droshawn Griggs by the Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force (GIFTF). Griggs was arrested at a local motel in Nampa. He had an active warrant out of Pocatello for attempted murder and an active federal warrant issued by the United States District Court in Pocatello for federal drug charges. Griggs, 27, is a native of the Pocatello area.

Deputy U.S. Marshals, Pocatello Police Department, and Idaho Department of Correction–Probation and Parole (Pocatello) had been looking for Griggs for about a month and a half when information was developed indicating that Griggs was staying at a local motel in the Nampa area. The information was relayed to Deputy U.S. Marshals and GIFTF agents in the Nampa area who were able to locate and arrest Griggs without incident. He was booked into the Canyon County Jail where he is awaiting extradition on attempted murder and federal drug charges. Griggs and two other defendants, Toulon K. Mattox and Chase R. Mitchell, were indicted by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2012, for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances – methamphetamine, oxycodone and marijuana.

GIFTF is a task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service and comprised of agents from the Idaho State Police, Idaho Department of Correction–Probation and Parole, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, Boise Police Department, Chubbuck Police Department, Nampa Police Department, and Pocatello Police Department.

In fiscal year 2011, U.S. Marshals Service-led task forces arrested 86,400 state and local fugitives, clearing approximately 113,300 state and local felony warrants.

An indictment 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 in a court of law.