SHELLEY MAN CONVICTED OF TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE
Don Ellingford, 47, of Shelley, Idaho, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury in Pocatello of possession and distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
During the three-day trial, the jury heard evidence that Ellingford sold methamphetamine to a police informant at his Shelley residence on two occasions in 2008.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 28, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill in Pocatello. Ellingford faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, the Idaho State Police Forensic Services, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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