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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pocatello Men Sentenced For Distributing Meth

POCATELLO – James Argyle Merrill, 38, and Dalyn Ray Pfeaster, 46, both of Pocatello, were sentenced today in federal court for distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Brian Ted Stewart of the District of Utah sentenced Merrill to 36 months and Pfeaster to four months in prison. Both will serve three years of supervised release following their prison sentence. The defendants pleaded guilty to the charge on August 28, 2013.

According to plea agreements filed in the case, on January 23, 2013, Merrill delivered methamphetamine to an individual at a parking lot in Bingham County. On January 8, 2013, Pfeaster delivered methamphetamine to an individual in Pocatello. The defendants admitted to knowing the substance they delivered to the individuals was methamphetamine.

On Monday, co-defendant Kyle Mark Ross, 28, of Pocatello, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill to a period of time served and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police.