IDAHO FALLS MAN SENTENCED FOR POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
Jeff Powell, age 52, Idaho Falls, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 37 months imprisonment, for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Powell was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge in Pocatello.
According to the Plea Agreement in this case, in October 2008, detectives with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office received information that Powell would be leaving his residence in Idaho Falls with methamphetamine in his car. Powell’s parole officer was contacted and the parole officer asked that police officers stop Powell and conduct a search of his vehicle. Officers found a bag containing 12 smaller plastic bags, each containing methamphetamine, for a total of about 20 grams.
Powell entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on March 7, 2011.
Judge Lodge also ordered that Powell’s sentence run concurrently with a state prison sentence, which ends in October 2013. Following his federal prison sentence for three years, Powell will be on supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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