Pocatello Man Sentenced for Trafficking Meth
POCATELLO – Marty Lish, 40, of Pocatello, Idaho, was sentenced in federal court today to 210 months in prison for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered Lish to serve five years of supervised release after he is released from prison.
Following a six-day trial, Lish was convicted by a federal jury on January 12, 2011. According to trial testimony, from January to April 2010, Lish distributed methamphetamine in and around the Pocatello area. The jury heard evidence that on April 1, 2010, Lish was arrested with an ounce of methamphetamine in his vehicle. Law enforcement officers also discovered an ounce of methamphetamine in Lish's shoe when he was booked into the Bannock County Jail. Lish is the 111th defendant to be sentenced in federal court in Idaho in 2011 for methamphetamine distribution crimes.
“Federal, state and local law enforcement have worked together to vigorously investigate and prosecute methamphetamine distribution in our communities,” said Olson. “Methamphetamine ruins lives and increases violence. The significant sentence imposed on Mr. Lish ensures that he will pay for his crime and not pose a threat for a very long time.”
The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police, Pocatello Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and Lincoln County Wyoming Sheriff’s Office.
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