Kuna Man Sentenced for Possession and Distribution of Meth and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
BOISE – Brenon Lawrence, 28, of Kuna, Idaho, was sentenced today to 77 months in prison for possession and distribution of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Lawrence to pay a $500 fine and serve five years of supervised release following his incarceration. Lawrence pleaded guilty on July 21, 2015.
According to court proceedings, Lawrence was arrested in Boise, Idaho, on December 9, 2014. Boise police officers went to the Boise residence where Lawrence was then residing to arrest him on a state parole warrant. As he and a female friend left the residence to get into a vehicle, the officers approached him. Lawrence dropped a backpack as he ran back toward the residence. Inside the backpack officers found a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, a folding knife, an expandable baton, small plastic baggies containing 14.5 grams of meth. Lawrence admitted he had he been “jocky-boxing” in Boise the night before and had stolen the gun from a car to get money.
The case was investigated by the Boise Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.