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Boise Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

BOISE - Raymond Joseph Pruneau, 52, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Pruneau was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 8, 2016. 

According to evidence presented at the entry of plea, Pruneau conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in the state of Idaho between October 2015 and February 22, 2016.  The defendant and his co-conspirators arranged for delivers of methamphetamine in the Ada and Canyon County, Idaho area.  Investigating officers discovered the conspiracy and were able to intervene.  A search of the defendant’s home resulted in officers locating 824 grams of methamphetamine and 415 grams of cocaine.        

The charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine is punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than ten years or more than life, a term of supervised release of at least five years, and a maximum fine of $10,000,000. 

Sentencing is set for October 9, 2016, before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and City County Narcotics Unit of Canyon County. 

The case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Board.  The Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Board is a collaboration of local law enforcement drug task forces and prosecuting agencies dedicated to addressing regional drug trafficking organizations that operate in Ada, Canyon, and Malheur County.

Updated July 12, 2016

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