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Monday, December 11, 2017

Former IRS Revenue Agent Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

BOISE – David Lon Rose, 43, of Boise, was sentenced last week in federal court to two years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.  Rose pleaded guilty to that charge on September 18, 2017.  He was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.  


According to court records, Rose distributed 37 grams of pure methamphetamine to a confidential informant on two separate occasions in December of 2016.  The investigation into Rose’s methamphetamine dealing began in May of 2016.  In June of 2016, Rose resigned from his position as a revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service.


This case was the result of a joint investigation by the Boise Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), includes the cooperative law enforcement efforts of 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. The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.

Drug Trafficking
BARBARA LAYMAN Public Information Officer (208) 334-1211
Updated December 11, 2017