POCATELLO – Monte G. Hoffman, 51, of Pocatello, Idaho, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and destruction of government property, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Hoffman to serve eight years of supervised release, perform 200 hours of community service, and to pay $1,275 in restitution to the United States Probation Office. Hoffman was found guilty by a federal jury in Pocatello on September 2, 2015.
Evidence at trial showed that, on December 6, 2012, Hoffman was observed leaving a location in Pocatello known for drug activity. He was stopped by the police and found to be in possession of methamphetamine packaged for sale, as well as items used to distribute methamphetamine. Additionally, on March 8, 2015, while on pretrial release awaiting trial, Hoffman destroyed his electronic monitor and fled Idaho to Odessa, Texas, where he was subsequently arrested by the United States Marshals Service.
The case was the result of an investigation by the Idaho State Police and the United States Marshals Service.