Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 15, 2014|
BOISE—Anthony Jones, 29, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement, Jones admitted that on November 6, 2012, he sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant.
The charge is punishable by a minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5 million, and at least four years of supervised release. Jones is set for sentencing on April 7, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge, at the federal courthouse in Boise.
The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which is composed 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 the Idaho Department of Corrections.
The Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) also contributed to the investigation. Federal partners include 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 case is 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 composed 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.