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Fort Hall Man Pleads Not Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho
A jury trial is scheduled for February 16, 2016

POCATELLO – Duncan Tendoy, 51, of Fort Hall, Idaho, appeared U.S. District Court today and pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  A jury trial is scheduled before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill on February 16, 2016.  Tendoy was indicted by the federal grand jury in Pocatello on November 24, 2015.             

The indictment alleges that on August 9, 2015, Tendoy possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C). 

The charge of distribution of methamphetamine is punishable by up to 30 years in prison, a maximum fine of $2,000,000, and at least six years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department and the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office.

An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity.  It is not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated December 8, 2015

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