Boise Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm
BOISE – Devin Edward Montgomery, 33, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to a single count information charging him with unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement, on April 3, 2012, federal search warrants were served on a residence located on Broadway Avenue in Boise, Idaho, which served as the clubhouse for the Slayers gang. The search located a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun inside a safe. According to the plea agreement, Montgomery admitted that he purchased the firearm on August 18, 2011, from Impact Guns in Boise. Montgomery further admitted that at the time he possessed the firearm, he was an unlawful user of a controlled substance and thereby prohibited under federal law from possessing any firearms. Montgomery has charges pending in state court, including delivery of a controlled substance, recruiting a criminal gang member, grand theft by extortion, and aggravated assault. Montgomery agreed pursuant to the plea agreement to forfeit the shotgun.
The federal charge of unlawful possession of a firearm is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for March 26, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Boise Police Department.
The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent and deter gun violence.