POCATELLO MAN GETS 50 MONTHS FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
Edward D. Waldal, 44, of Pocatello, Idaho, was sentenced today to 50 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Waldal to perform 80 hours of community service after he is released from prison. Waldal pleaded guilty to the charge on January 11, 2011.
According to the plea agreement, on July 8, 2009, Waldal was stopped by Idaho State Police while traveling along Interstate 15 near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Inside the vehicle officers located a package containing several ounces of methamphetamine. Waldal admitted some of the methamphetamine was for his personal use and the rest would be distributed to other individuals. Lab tests later confirmed that the substance contained at least 23 grams of actual methamphetamine.
Waldal is the fifth person sentenced in the case. In March 2011, Paul E. Zamaro was sentenced to 110 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release; Camille Zamaro was sentenced to 64 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release; and Travis D. Marshall was sentenced to 24 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Ronald L. Lynch was sentenced in April to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. All were ordered to forfeit proceeds from the sale of drugs.
The case was investigated by Idaho State Police.
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