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Mountain Home Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug and Gun Charges

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

BOISE – A Mountain Home man was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and for unlawful possession of a firearm. 

According to statements made in court, on March 15, 2021, James Doud, 60, was stopped by Elmore County Sheriff’s deputies for traffic violations in Mountain Home, Idaho. Deputies suspected that Doud was trafficking methamphetamine.  After a trained canine indicated the presence of drugs inside his vehicle, a lawful search revealed approximately 1286 grams of methamphetamine, eight grams of heroin, $4,500 in cash, and a 12-gauge shotgun with associated ammunition. Doud was prohibited from possessing the shotgun due to a previous burglary conviction.  Further investigation revealed that, approximately 30 minutes before the stop, Doud had delivered methamphetamine to two other people.

In addition to the prison sentence, Senior U.S. District Judge Bill R. Wilson, from the Eastern District of Arkansas, sitting by designation, ordered Doud to serve five years of supervised release.  Doud pleaded guilty to the charges on February 2, 2022.

U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit, 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.



Christy Gunderson
Public Information Officer
(208) 334-1211

Updated July 1, 2022

Drug Trafficking
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