COEUR D’ALENE B Raymond Henry Lowley III, 36, of Plummer, Idaho, was sentenced Monday in United States District Court to 46 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered a $100 special assessment, and to forfeiture $1,200. Lowley pleaded guilty to the charge on January 30, 2014.
According to the plea agreement, Lowley sold a confidential informant and an undercover officer methamphetamine in November and December 2012. The December drug sale occurred at a gas station on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. In total, Lowley sold $1,200 in methamphetamine.
The case was investigated by the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF). The NIVCTF members include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Idaho State Police, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, Bonner County Sheriff's Office, Coeur d'Alene Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police Department. The NIVCTF investigates a myriad of violent crimes, including armed robbery, kidnapping, felonious assault and drug trafficking.