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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Boise Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Methamphetamine

BOISE – Michael Henry Cunningham, 36, of Boise, pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today.  Cunningham was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on April 13, 2021.

According to court records, on November 18, 2020, Cunningham, sold five grams of actual methamphetamine to another individual in a parking lot in Boise.

Sentencing is set for December 1, 2021, before Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye at the federal courthouse in Boise. Cunningham faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of at least five years and up to forty years in federal prison, a $5,000,000 fine, and at least four years of supervised release. The federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting U.S. Attorney Gonzalez credited the efforts of the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which led to charges. The Task Force is comprised of federal, state, and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Boise Police Department; Caldwell Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; Meridian Police Department; Nampa Police Department; and Idaho Department of Correction, Bureau of Probation and Parole.

This case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit

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Updated September 15, 2021