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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 16, 2018

Twin Falls Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Gun Crime

BOISE – Dale Wayne Jensen, 48, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was sentenced today to 16 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.

Jensen was indicted by the federal grand jury on June 15, 2017, for the crime of unlawful possession of firearms by a felon.  Jensen pleaded guilty on November 28, 2017.  The crime occurred on March 14, 2017, when Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant at Jensen’s residence.  During the search of Jensen’s residence, police found five firearms, and approximately eight pounds of marijuana and marijuana concentrate.  Jensen admitted that the firearms were his and he was manufacturing marijuana concentrate.  Marijuana concentrate is a powerful substance that may look like wax.  It is made by extracting THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, from the marijuana.  Jensen was prohibited from possessing the firearms because of his prior felony conviction for possessing controlled substance in Twin Falls, Idaho, on October 18, 2002.

Judge Winmill also ordered Jensen to serve three years of supervised release upon his release from federal prison. 

The case was investigated by the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
BARBARA LAYMAN Public Information Officer (208) 334-1211 barbara.layman@usdoj.gov
Updated February 16, 2018