COEUR D'ALENE - Sean Ryan Hanich, 30, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 77 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered forfeiture in the amount of $20,000. Hanich pleaded guilty to the charge on October 22, 2014.
According to court documents, Hanich admitted that on eight occasions, between December 2013, and March 2014, he distributed methamphetamine to an informant. In total, Hanich delivered approximately one half-pound of methamphetamine. Hanich has been in federal custody since his arrest in July 2014.
The case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Idaho State Police (ISP), with the assistance of the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force.