You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Walla Walla Man Sentenced In Idaho For Possessing Sawed-off Shotgun

BOISE – Richard Dennis Streck III, 37, of Walla Walla, Washington, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Streck was sentenced in federal court in Boise by Senior U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb of the Eastern District of California. Streck pleaded guilty to the charge on December 20, 2012.

According to the arguments at the sentencing, on January 19, 2011, Streck was driving from Oregon to Idaho when he was pulled over by law enforcement for a traffic infraction. After a drug detection K-9 alerted on the vehicle, a search of Streck’s vehicle discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and a stolen sawed-off shotgun. Streck was attempting to deliver the stolen sawed-off shot gun to his methamphetamine supplier, a member of a white supremacy gang. Judge Shubb ordered, as a condition of his supervised release, that Streck have no contact with documented gang members and not possess items of gang paraphernalia.

The case was investigated by the Payette County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.