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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Drug Charge

BOISE – James Brett John, 30, of Kuna, Idaho, was sentenced today to 92 months in prison for the possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. John was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 10, 2016. He pleaded guilty to the charge on September 13, 2016. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced John to 8 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.

According to information presented in court, Boise Police officers stopped a vehicle in Ada County, Idaho on May 4, 2016. John, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested on a warrant for violating his parole. Police officers found a bag in John’s pants that contained over an ounce of  ethamphetamine, baggies, and a digital scale. Officers also located a glove in the vehicle that contained additional methamphetamine, prescription pain pills, and a synthetic drug known as “a-PVP” or “bath salts.” John admitted to police officers that he intended to sell the methamphetamine.

The case is the result of a joint investigation by the Boise Police Department and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which 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
Updated November 23, 2016