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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Weiser Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Traffic Meth In Idaho

BOISE – Dawson Lee Moore, 60, of Weiser, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 36 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Dawson appeared today before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise. He pleaded guilty to the charge on January 4. Dawson is the twelfth defendant sentenced in the case.

According to court documents, Dawson admitted that from early November 2011 through May 16, 2012, he conspired with others, including co-defendants, to distribute a total of approximately 11 pounds of methamphetamine in Canyon, Payette and Washington counties in Idaho.

Sentenced in February 2013 to serve federal prison sentences were co-defendants Benjamine L. Vertner, of Ontario, Oregon, to 138 months; Patric Campbell, of Boise, to 124 months; Kristopher Hensley, of Weiser, to 51 months; Johnny A. Tambunga, of Weiser, to 47 months; Jacob James Clevenger, of Weiser, to 188 months; Mario Martinez, Jr., of Greenleaf, Idaho, to 57 months; and Fabian Jordano Beltran, of Weiser, to 36 months.

Three co-defendants await sentencing following their January 22 conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Michael Dennis Morris, Jim Allen Loveland, and Jesus Guadalupe Sanchez a/k/a Jose Salazar, a Mexican national, who was also convicted of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, are scheduled to be sentenced on April 8.

The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police.