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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Spokane Woman Sentenced For Trafficking Methamphetamine On The Coeur D'Alene Indian Reservation

COEUR D'ALENE - Amanda Marie Dahlen, 27, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced yesterday to 60 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Dahlen to serve five years of supervised release following her prison term, and the forfeiture of $6,000. She pleaded guilty to the charge on June 17, 2014.

According to court documents, on September 11, 2013, Dahlen was stopped by a Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police officer after her vehicle was observed weaving on the roadway. During the traffic stop the officer deployed his K-9 around Dahlen’s vehicle. The K-9 indicated that Dahlen’s vehicle contained drugs. Officers searched Dahlen’s vehicle and seized numerous bags of methamphetamine, a digital scale, $2,814 in cash, and drug notes and ledgers.

The case was investigated by Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Updated December 15, 2014