POCATELLO MAN SENTENCED FOR DISTRIBUTING METH
Richard Lee Miera, 48, of Pocatello, Idaho, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson. Miera was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill in Pocatello.
Miera pleaded guilty to the charge on February 23, 2011. According to the plea agreement, on August 16, 2010, Miera provided methamphetamine to co-defendant Kenneth Midthun at the Thunderbird Motel in Pocatello. Midthun subsequently sold the methamphetamine to an individual working with law enforcement.
Co-defendant Kenneth Midthun was sentenced on March 29 to eight months in prison followed by five years of supervised release and 60 hours of community service. Midthun pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in January 2011.
The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police and the Pocatello Police Department.
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