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District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 9, 2016

Nampa Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Federal Prison for Gun Crime

BOISE – Andrew Joshua Munkel, 27, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  U.S. District Judge Dee V. Benson from the District of Utah, sitting in Idaho by special designation, sentenced Munkel.  Judge Benson also ordered Munkel to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison.  Munkel pleaded guilty on June 20, 2016. 

According to court documents, members of the United States Marshals Service Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force arrested Munkel on December 1, 2015 on a parole violation.  When arrested, Munkel possessed a loaded .45 handgun, a digital scale, and baggies containing methamphetamine.  Munkel is prohibited from possessing firearms because of his prior felony conviction in 2009 for battery with intent to commit rape and convictions for possession of controlled substances in 2008 and 2014.  As part of his plea agreement, Munkel admitted he possessed the .45 handgun in connection with another felony offense, which was the distribution of controlled substances.

The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.   

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Updated September 9, 2016