North Idaho Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine
COEUR D’ALENE — Anthony Jerald Brown, 29, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was sentenced today on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Brown to 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. As part of his sentence, Brown was ordered to forfeit $10,000 in illegal drug proceeds. During his community release, Brown will be required to report to a federal supervision officer and allow law enforcement to search his person, home and automobile upon demand. Brown will also be required to be employed or in school full-time and to report for drug testing.
Brown pleaded guilty to the charge on September 4, 2013. At the plea hearing, Brown admitted to buying and selling between 500 grams and 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine from June 2011 until May 2012.
The case is the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the North Idaho Violent Crime Task Force, a Federal Bureau of Investigation sponsored Safe Streets Task Force comprised of law enforcement from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Coeur d’Alene City Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, Idaho State Police, Bonner County Sheriff's Office, Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.
The OCDETF program is a federal multi agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. Federal task force members include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Marshals Service.
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