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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Treasure Valley Drug Dealers Sentenced to Federal Prison

BOISE – Stacy Duane Wilfong, 40, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 220 months in prison for his role in organizing and directing a drug conspiracy involving ten other individuals in the Treasure Valley, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Wilfong was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2015 and entered his guilty plea on June 2, 2016.

Wilfong came to the attention of investigators in January of 2015 when a co-conspirator, Elizabeth Gaytan, who sold methamphetamine to undercover officers, referred to Wilfong as her source of supply.  Investigators applied for and received a court order authorizing the interception of Wilfong’s telephone communications.  During the course of approximately twenty days, Wilfong made hundreds of calls dealing with drug distribution.  The investigation revealed that Wilfong and his co-conspirators bought and sold methamphetamine, heroin, pills including oxycodone, and a synthetic controlled substance called Alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone, known as "a-PVP," or “bath salts” to individuals throughout the Treasure Valley.  

In addition to Wilfong, four other co-defendants have been sentenced.  Anthony “Tony” Kitchen was sentenced for his role in the conspiracy today and will be serving 71 months in federal prison.  Jocelin Jessica Gonzalez, 19, and Elizabeth Ann Gaytan, 37, both from Nampa, were sentenced on July 28, 2016.  Gonzalez was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment. Gaytan was sentenced to 100 months of imprisonment. Regina Wade, 50, of Boise was sentenced on August 9 to 41 months in prison.

Two co-defendants are awaiting sentencing. Breeannyn Nicole Pederson, 25, of Parma, and Isela F. Garza, 36, of Nampa, are scheduled to be sentenced on November 9th and 10th respectively. Co-defendant, David Anthony Wales, 31, of Boise, is scheduled to enter a guilty plea on October 6, 2016. Three other co-defendants, John Matthew Caviness, Jr., 34, of Caldwell, Adam William Dillon, 28, of Nampa, and Jason Lee Burgess, 44, of Garden City are currently set for trial. 

The crime of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance is punishable by up to twenty years in prison, a maximum fine of $1,000,000 and three years of supervised release. 

These cases are the result of a joint investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Caldwell Police Department; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; and Idaho Department of Probation and Parole.  The Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), includes the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; and U.S. Marshals Service.  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.

These cases are being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes.  The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth.  For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 5, 2016