Kootenai Tribal Member Sentenced
COEUR D’ALENE – Nathaniel Johnson Boychief, 30, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 18 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin and oxycodone, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Boychief to pay a $600 fine. Boychief pleaded guilty to the charge on August 23, 2016.
According to the plea agreement, Boychief admitted to possession with intent to distribute heroin and oxycodone. These controlled substances were found in a locked safe in his bedroom during the execution of a search warrant. Later, after Boychief was arrested, the officers found heroin and oxycodone pills sewn into his underwear.
The case was investigated by Kootenai Tribal Police, Bonner County Sheriff’s Department, Bonners Ferry Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).