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Boise Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

BOISE – A Boise man was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

According to court records, Robert Lee Brittain, 54, of Boise, sold two pounds of methamphetamine to another person in February 2021. Investigators obtained a warrant authorizing the search of Brittain’s residence in Boise. When investigators searched his residence on February 23, 2021, they found over 15 pounds of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials, and over $39,000. Brittain was home during the search and was the only occupant of the residence. On September 8, 2021, Brittain pleaded guilty to the charge and admitted that he possessed the methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others.

Brittain’s criminal history includes prior felony convictions for lewd conduct with a minor and failure to register as a sex offender. He previously served over ten years in prison for his convictions.

Senior U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered Brittain to serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence and also ordered Brittain to forfeit $37,000 of drug proceeds.

U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., of the District of Idaho, made the announcement and credited the combined efforts of the Nampa Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Task Force, which includes officers from the Nampa Police Department, Boise Police Department, Meridian Police Department, and Ada County Sheriff’s Office.



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Updated January 4, 2022

Drug Trafficking