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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Meridian Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison on Federal Drug Charges

BOISE – Brian Cade Humphreys, 46, of Meridian, Idaho, was sentenced last week to fourteen years in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Humphreys was sentenced by U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill. A federal grand jury indicted Humphreys on July 11, 2018.

According to court records, law enforcement used a confidential informant to purchase methamphetamine from Humphreys on four separate occasions. Humphreys has a lengthy criminal history that includes a prior crime of violence and a drug trafficking offense. Because of Humphreys’ lengthy criminal history, the court determined Humphreys to be a career offender under the federal sentencing guidelines. This resulted in Humphreys receiving a higher prison sentence.

This case was investigated by Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Department of Homeland Security; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Caldwell Police Department; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; and Idaho Department of Probation and Parole.

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Drug Trafficking
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CASSIE FULGHUM Public Information Officer (208) 334-1211
Updated October 31, 2019