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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Kuna Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking and Gun Crimes

Federal Jury Convicted David Fischer on All Counts Earlier this Year

BOISE – David William Fischer, 33, of Kuna, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison for possession of over five grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of firearms, and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today.  U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also sentenced Fischer to eight years of supervised release once he has completed his prison term.

According to court records, on September 26, 2017, the U.S. Marshals Service’s Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force (GIFT) and Anti-Crime Team in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) were executing an arrest warrant for Fischer when officers discovered him in the Red Lion Hotel in downtown Boise.  After a forty-five minute standoff, Fischer, a felon, was arrested without incident and found in possession of two handguns and approximately 42 grams of methamphetamine.  After a two-day trial earlier this year, Fischer was found guilty on all charged counts.  Under federal law, it is illegal to possess a firearm in order to further a drug trafficking crime or federal crime of violence.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service’s GIFT, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Garden City Police Department and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program.  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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CASSIE FULGHUM Public Information Officer (208) 334-1211
Updated June 20, 2019