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Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Conspiracy

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

BOISE – Dawn Michelle Humphreys, 45, of Boise, was sentenced yesterday to 90 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.  Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge also sentenced Humphreys to serve five years of supervised release.

In September of 2017, a federal grand jury indicted Humphreys and three co-defendants for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana.  The charges stemmed from an investigation that began in August of 2017.  That month, police officers arrested one of Humphreys’ co-defendants at a Boise hotel.  While in jail, the co-defendant arranged for the transportation of methamphetamine and marijuana from California to Idaho.  On August 21, 2017, investigators in Cloverdale, California, observed Humphreys and one of her co-defendants leave for Idaho.  Investigators in California stopped and searched the vehicle.  During the search, investigators found 2.1 kilograms of methamphetamine, 3.7 kilograms of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging material, a police scanner, and a .22 caliber pistol.

Humphreys’ co-defendants have pleaded guilty, or will plead guilty, to federal charges in Idaho.  One of Humphrey’s co-defendants, Chico Adame, was sentenced in Boise earlier this year to ten years in prison; another has pleaded guilty; and the third, is scheduled to enter a guilty plea on May 29th.

This case was the result of a joint investigation by Boise Police Department, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  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.

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Updated May 18, 2018

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