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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Three Sentenced To Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

POCATELLO – Droshawn E. Griggs, 28, Toulon K. Mattox, 34, and Chase R. Mitchell, 24, all of Pocatello, Idaho, were sentenced today in federal court for trafficking methamphetamine and oxycodone in and around southern Idaho, announced U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson.  The defendants appeared today before Judge N. Randy Smith of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting by designation as a district court judge.

Griggs and Mattox were sentenced to 57 months and 41 months, respectively, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  Mitchell was sentenced to 27 months for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  In addition to serving federal prison sentences, Griggs and Mattox were ordered to perform 200 hours of community service; Mitchell was ordered to do 100 hours.  They pleaded guilty to the charges in October 2013.

According to court documents, between April 2011 and December 2012, various individuals centered around Mattox conspired to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodone.  In furtherance of the conspiracy, and working in concert with other individuals, Griggs possessed methamphetamine intending to distribute it to others; Mattox possessed and distributed oxycodone.

Mitchell, according to the plea agreement, possessed and subsequently sold 1.37 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Pocatello on September 10, 2012.  The transaction was part of a controlled purchase arranged and monitored by law enforcement.

The case was investigated by Pocatello Police Department, with assistance from Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated December 15, 2014