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Former Idahoan Sentenced for Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana

January 31, 2012

COEUR D'ALENE – Kevin Brett Waters, 45, of Lebanon, Indiana, was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to manufacture between five and ten kilograms of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Waters to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and perform 120 hours of community service. Waters pleaded guilty to the charge on October 21, 2011.

According to the plea agreement, from 2007 to August 20, 2008, Waters conspired with co-defendant Dawn C. Wilson to grow and manufacture marijuana plants at Wilson's property in Kamiah. Idaho. A search warrant was executed in August 2008, during which law enforcement officers found approximately 175 marijuana plants. According to the plea agreement, Waters admitted that he had planted 67 plants prior to leaving for Alaska in the spring of 2008. Wilson admitted she owned the land upon which the marijuana was growing and that she was responsible for caring for the marijuana plants during Waters' absence.

Wilson, 54, was sentenced in June 2009 to 30 months in prison for conspiracy to manufacture 100 or more marijuana plants.

The case was investigated by the Nez Perce Tribal Police, the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, the Idaho State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.