Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pocatello Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Selling Meth

POCATELLO – Loyal Dean Williams, 38, of Pocatello, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to 70 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Williams to serve four years of supervised release.

On June 4, 2013, Williams admitted in court that on September 14, 2010, he met with an individual in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and sold that individual 6.8 grams of methamphetamine for $1,000. The substance was tested by DEA’s Western Laboratory and confirmed to contain 6.7 grams of actual methamphetamine. On October 5, 2010, Williams again met with and sold the same individual 6.3 grams of methamphetamine for $900. Testing confirmed the substance contained 6.1 grams of actual methamphetamine.

The case is the result of an investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Idaho State Police. Other federal agencies participating in the OCDETF program include U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and U.S. Marshals Service.