Boise Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
BOISE – Anton Philip Raider, 22, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to court proceedings, a search warrant was served on the defendant’s Boise residence on May 9, 2014. Law enforcement found approximately three pounds of marijuana in a safe in the defendant’s bedroom. Next to the safe, law enforcement found four firearms: a .32 semi-automatic pistol, a semi-automatic AK-47 Kalshnikov variant, a semi-automatic SKS rifle, and a bolt-action rifle. Raider admitted that he knowingly possessed the firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking crime of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
The maximum penalty for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime is at least five years in prison and not more than life, which must be consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,000 fine, at least five years of supervised release and $100 special assessment. The sentencing is set for April 20, 2015, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge.
The case was investigated by the Boise City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.