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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 12, 2014

Nampa Man Sentenced In Meth Case

BOISE – Robert Craig Dupont, 37, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Dupont appeared before Hon. John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, at the federal courthouse in Boise. He pleaded guilty to the charge on December 13, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, Dupont admitted that he sold methamphetamine on two separate occasions. The first transaction occurred on November 28, 2012, when Dupont sold approximately one-quarter ounce of methamphetamine to a confidential informant for $380. The second transaction occurred on January 3, 2013, when Dupont sold approximately one-quarter ounce of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer for $450.

The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force and the Meridian Police Department. The Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; 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.

Dupont 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 treasurevalleypartners.org.

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Updated December 15, 2014