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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Post Falls Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years for Drug Distribution

COEUR D’ALENE – Adam Christopher Horty, 57, of Post Falls, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 137 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. U.S. Circuit Judge Richard C. Tallman, sitting as a U.S. District Court judge, also ordered Horty to pay a $1,000 fine and serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence. In November 2019, a federal jury sitting in Coeur d’Alene convicted Horty of three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, and one count of felon in possession of firearms.

Evidence presented at trial established that law enforcement officials began investigating Horty in July of 2018 for distributing methamphetamine out of a home in Post Falls. During the investigation, law enforcement conducted controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Horty at this residence on three occasions. On August 14, 2018, law enforcement served a search warrant at Horty’s residence. During the warrant service, Horty was found in possession of 230 grams of actual methamphetamine and drug distribution paraphernalia. Officers also located three firearms in Horty’s bedroom. Horty has multiple prior felony convictions in the State of Washington, which prohibit him from possessing firearms.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Post Falls Police Department, Idaho State Police, Idaho Department of Correction, and Rathdrum Police Department.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
CASSIE FULGHUM Public Information Officer (208) 334-1211
Updated October 8, 2020