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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 19, 2021

Marsing Man Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine

BOISE – A Marsing man was sentenced to 91 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine.

According to court records, Scottie Wilbur Medlin, 31, of Marsing, sold an ounce of methamphetamine to another person on October 17, 2019, in exchange for $380. Further testing of the substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Western Laboratory confirmed the presence of 27 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Medlin has many prior state convictions and is currently serving state sentences for several felony convictions with sentence satisfaction dates of August 7, 2022, for possession of a controlled substance; February 17, 2024, for possession of a controlled substance; and November 1, 2024, for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm. After serving his federal prison sentence, Medlin will be on supervised release for five years.

Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., of the District of Idaho made the announcement and commended the investigative efforts of the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which led to charges. The Task Force is comprised of federal, state, and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Boise Police Department; Caldwell Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; Meridian Police Department; Nampa Police Department; and Idaho Department of Correction.

This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

This case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit www.treasurevalleypartners.org.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
CASSIE FULGHUM Public Information Officer (208) 334-1211
Updated November 19, 2021