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Press Release

Mountain Home Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

BOISE – A Mountain Home man pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to statements made in court, on March 15, 2021, Elmore County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for traffic violations in Mountain Home, Idaho. James Doud, 60, of Mountain Home, was the driver of the vehicle and deputies also suspected that Doud was trafficking methamphetamine. During the traffic stop, a K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 1286 grams of methamphetamine, eight grams of heroin, a 12-gauge shotgun with associated ammunition, and $4,500 in cash. Doud also delivered approximately 867 grams of methamphetamine to two other individuals roughly 30 minutes prior to the traffic stop. Doud had previously been convicted of burglary and was therefore prohibited from possessing the shotgun.

Doud is scheduled to be sentenced on April 19, 2022 and faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of at least ten years and a maximum sentence of life in federal prison, a ten million dollar fine, and at least five years of supervised release. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., of the District of Idaho made the announcement and commended the cooperative efforts of the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which led to charges.



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Updated February 3, 2022

Drug Trafficking
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