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Boise Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

BOISE – A Boise man was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine.

According to court records, Jason Lee Gentry, 43, of Boise, sold another person methamphetamine on four different occasions. On December 2, 2020, he sold 10.45 grams of methamphetamine; on December 7, 2020, he sold 27.45 grams of methamphetamine; on February 2, 2021, he sold 28.05 grams of methamphetamine; and on February 10, 2021, he sold 28.05 grams of methamphetamine. On March 24, 2021, officers with the Idaho Department of Correction Probation and Parole conducted a search of Gentry’s home. When officers entered the premises, they discovered 30 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, and plastic packaging materials commonly used to weigh and package drugs for distribution.

Gentry has prior state convictions in both Ada County and Valley County for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and injury to child.

Senior U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also order Gentry to serve four years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Gentry pleaded guilty to the charge on September 13, 2021.

U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez Jr., of the District of Idaho made the announcement and applauded the efforts of the Idaho State Police, Boise Police Department, Idaho Department of Correction Probation and Parole, and the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, which led to the charges.

This case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant United States Attorney hired by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with funds provided by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. HIDTA is part of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. It provides assistance to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States. Idaho is part of the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA. The Idaho HIDTA is a collaboration of local, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement drug task forces, and prosecuting agencies dedicated to addressing regional drug trafficking organizations that operate in Ada, Canyon, Bannock, Kootenai, and Malheur Counties.



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Updated February 24, 2022

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