Rathdrum Man Gets 60 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
COEUR D'ALENE – Shad Alan Johnson, 39, of Rathdrum, Idaho, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Johnson to serve five years of supervised release during which he will need to allow searches of his home, automobile and person, perform 200 hours of community service, and take random drug tests. Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge on September 16, 2010.
According to court documents, Johnson admitted that he traveled with other members of the conspiracy to pick up methamphetamine and bring it back to the Coeur d'Alene area for distribution. Johnson and fourteen other individuals were prosecuted as part of this conspiracy.
The case was investigated by the North Idaho Violent Crime Task Force (NIVCTF), which is a Federal Bureau of Investigation sponsored Safe Streets Task Force comprised of law enforcement from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, Coeur d’Alene City Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, Idaho State Police, Bonner County Sheriff's Department, Shoshone County Sheriff's Department, and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The task force also participates with the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshal Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and coordinates as needed with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), U.S. Border Patrol, and U.S. Forest Service.
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