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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Clark County Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Dealing Methamphetamine while on Supervised Release for Gun Crime

Defendant has 5 Felony Convictions over 13 Year Period

          A 33-year-old resident of Clark County, Washington was sentenced July 1, 2019 to 66 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  JOSHUA ADAM HOOVER was on supervised release for illegally selling a firearm in 2011, when he sold methamphetamine to a person working with law enforcement.  U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle imposed a four-year term of supervised release to follow this new prison term.

            According to records filed in the case, HOOVER sold methamphetamine to the confidential source on two occasions in June and July 2018.  The transactions were audio and video recorded and took place in the Battle Ground area of Clark County.  HOOVER was arrested on State charges by Battle Ground PD officers on August 8, 2018.  He was taken into federal custody on October 31, 2018.  HOOVER pleaded guilty on February 7, 2019.

            HOOVER has a lengthy criminal history including five felony convictions between 2003 and 2016.

            The case was investigated by the Southwest Washington Interagency Gang Enforcement Team (also known as the FBI’s Safe Streets Taskforce), and the Battle Ground Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory A. Gruber.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or Emily.Langlie@usdoj.gov.
Updated July 2, 2019