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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rigby Man Sentenced For Unlawfully Possessing Firearm

POCATELLO — Gary Wallace Hoffman, 50, of Rigby, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 90 days in prison followed by six months of home detention for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Bryan also ordered Hoffman to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. Hoffman was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pocatello on May 29, 2013, and pleaded guilty on January 15, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, on May 29, 2012, Hoffman sold .81 grams of methamphetamine and a 9 millimeter Glock pistol to another individual in Rexburg, Idaho. Hoffman received $120 for the methamphetamine and $580 for the firearm. Hoffman is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a drug conviction in Bonneville County, Idaho, in 2004.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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Updated December 15, 2014