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Two Traveling Through Idaho Sentenced For Meth Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

POCATELLO – Co-defendants Robert Anthony Johnson, 33, of Fairview, Montana, and Brandy Rachelle Felts-Patelzik, 40, of Watford City, California, were sentenced today in United States District Court in Pocatello for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

U.S. District Judge Brian Ted Stewart, from the District of Utah, sentenced Johnson to 75 months and Felts-Patelzik to 12 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release. Johnson was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine. The two pleaded guilty to the charge on December 2, 2013.

According to the plea agreements, on February 25, 2013, the defendants were traveling from Nevada to North Dakota. While en route, they were stopped by Idaho State Police in Madison County, Idaho. A subsequent search by law enforcement found them to be in possession of one and one-half pounds of a mixture containing methamphetamine.

Co-defendant Wes Elden Williams, 56, of Ririe, Idaho, is set for sentencing on April 21, 2014. He pleaded guilty on January 29, 2014, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He faces up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release.

The case is the result of a joint investigation by Idaho State Police and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated December 15, 2014