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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Two Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth Conspiracy

BOISE – Co-defendants Michael Duschka, 37, and Shannon Stewart, 42, both of Boise, were sentenced today in federal court by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill. Duschka was sentenced to 68 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty to the charge on March 7, 2013. Stewart was sentenced to 32 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty on February 27, 2013.

According to information presented in court, Duschka and Stewart conspired and agreed to sell methamphetamine to a confidential informant. On March 1, 2012, Duschka and Stewart met with the confidential informant to distribute methamphetamine and sold the individual approximately four grams of methamphetamine. Duschka is already serving a state sentence for distributing methamphetamine.

The case was 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 was 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.