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District of Idaho

Friday, August 5, 2016

Boise Man Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine

BOISE –  Jeremy Blaine Harris, 39, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Harris to serve five years of supervised release.  Harris pleaded guilty on May 25, 2016.

According to evidence presented in court, Harris distributed one ounce of methamphetamine to an undercover officer on July 20, 2015.  At the time he distributed the methamphetamine, Harris was on parole after having been convicted of second degree murder in 1993 for shooting and killing a thirteen year-old girl during a home burglary in Minidoka County, Idaho.  Harris has a pending hearing before the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Boise Police Department as an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.  OCDETF partners include the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE); Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; and U.S. Marshals Service.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 5, 2016