BOISE GANG MEMBER SENTENCED FOR DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
Ronald Lee Sears, 44, of Boise, was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. U.S. District Judge Dee V. Benson, sitting by designation from the District of Utah, also ordered Sears to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term.
Sears pled guilty to the charge on January 18, 2011. During his plea, Sears, an Aryan Knights gang member, admitted distributing methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Boise on March 4, 2010.
The case against Sears was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, and was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho, and housed in the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office, to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southeast Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit www.treasurevalleypartners.org.
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