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Renton Man Who Killed 18-Year-Old in Deadly Drug Deal Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

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A Renton man who shot and killed an 18-year-old as he ran from the scene of a failed drug robbery was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to ten years in prison and four years of supervised release, announced Acting U. S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  DAVID STEVEN ROSS, 36, pleaded guilty to three federal felonies: conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and unlawful possession of a firearm.  At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Robert S.

Medford Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

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MEDFORD, Ore. - On Monday, March 16, 2015, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Joel Daniel Dixon, 49, of Medford, Oregon, to 188 months in federal prison, after he previously pled guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition. Dixon will be on supervised release for five years after he completes his prison sentence.

Spokane Man Sentenced for Arson Resulting from Butane Hash Oil Explosion

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SPOKANE, Wash. - On March 3, 2015, Donnivan Whitcher of Spokane, Wash. was sentenced after pleading guilty on November 20, 2014 to a federal charge of Arson with Injury. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Whitcher to five years' imprisonment and a three-year term of court supervision upon release from federal prison. Whitcher was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $324,629.90.

Former Kirkland Residents Sentenced to Prison for Hash Oil Explosion

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Two men whose hash oil manufacturing operation exploded on New Year’s Day 2014, were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to federal prison terms, announced Acting United States Attorney Annette L. Hayes. ROBBY WAYNE MEISER, 46, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release, and BRUCE W. MARK, 62, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release. The men were ordered to pay over $97,000 in restitution for damage to the apartment building. U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour imposed the sentences.

Seattle Man who Advertised Illegal Arsenal from Magnolia Apartment Sentenced to Prison

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A man who sold guns and heroin from the basement apartment of a home in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to six years in prison and three years of supervised release, announced Acting United States Attorney Annette L. Hayes. JORGE CARLOS CAMPS, 34, was arrested in May 2014, when law enforcement seized a dozen weapons including a Mac-11 submachine gun and silencer. The home was just a few blocks from a busy playground in a neighborhood park. CAMPS pleaded guilty in November 2014. At sentencing U.S. District Judge Richard A.

Task Force Investigation Leads to Federal Indictments of Fourteen Gang Members and Associates on Gun and Drug Charges

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BOISE – U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today that over the last two months a federal grand jury in Boise indicted fourteen gang members and associates in twelve separate indictments for crimes including distributing methamphetamine and possessing firearms. The charges are the result of a long-term investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The Metro Task Force focused its investigation on the “Norteno” or Northside gang, which is active in Nampa and other parts of the Treasure Valley.

Coos County Felon Receives 15 Year Prison Term

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EUGENE, Ore. – Christopher Michael Morgan, 42, a resident of Coos County, Oregon, appeared before United States Chief District Court Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene today, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for being an armed career criminal. Morgan, a felon, was found in possession of a loaded .45 caliber pistol while in a woman’s restroom at Mingus Park in Coos Bay, Oregon on June 18, 2013.

Malheur County Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition

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EUGENE, Ore. – Ramiro Martinez Tristan, 40, of Ontario, Oregon, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 15 years in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. Upon his release from prison, Tristan will be on supervised release for five years.

Klamath Falls Felon Sentenced to 15 Years Federal Prison for Possessing Firearms

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MEDFORD, Ore. - Today Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Vincent Sanchez, Jr., 37, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sanchez will be on five years of supervised release after he completes his prison term. The maximum sentence he faced was life in prison.

Medford Felon Sentenced to 10 Years Federal Prison for Possessing Firearm

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MEDFORD, OREGON— On Monday, October 20, 2014, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Dennis William Lee, 45, of Medford, Oregon, to 10 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sanchez will be on three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term. Lee’s 10-year sentence is the maximum allowed under federal law.

California Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Possession of Counterfeit Access Devices and Firearm Possession

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BOISE – Lajai Lamar Pridgette, 29, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 137 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing counterfeit access devices; possession of counterfeit access device making equipment; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; and transportation of a stolen vehicle, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Pridgette to pay $13,709.16 in restitution, as well as forfeiture of contraband and property.

Felon Sentenced to 41 Months for His Role in a Firearms Straw Purchasing/Trafficking Investigation

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EUGENE, Ore. – On October 1, 2014, Charles Thornton, 39 years old, of Patterson, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 41 months in federal prison for his role in a firearms straw purchasing and trafficking investigation. Upon his release from prison, Thornton will be on supervised release for three years.

Federal Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison After Being Convicted on Drug Charge

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Lawrence Orlando Lee, 36, of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for intent to distribute methamphetamine.  At sentencing, the Court found that Lee qualified as a “Career Offender.”  Following his federal prison sentence, Lee will be required to serve eight years of supervised release, which includes a condition prohibiting him from associating with any known gang members.

Mexican National Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

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BOISE –Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nava, 26, a Mexican National, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Rodriguez-Nava to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. It is anticipated that he will be deported following his release from prison.

State Line Defendant Sentenced for Meth Distribution and Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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BOISE – Christian Robert Michael Paradis, 34, of the State line area—at various times a resident of New Plymouth, Fruitland and Payette, Idaho, and Ontario, Oregon—was sentenced to 72 months in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Paradis to serve five years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service following his release from prison.

Bombing of District Attorney's Office Results in Federal Prison Sentence

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MEDFORD, Ore. – Alan Leroy McVay, 47, of Medford, Oregon was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner after his conviction for malicious destruction of property by explosion for the bombing of the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office. The court also ordered McVay to pay $14,854.20 in restitution to Jackson County for the damage to the District Attorney’s office.

Offender With More Than 30 Prior Felony Convictions Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison As An Armed Career Criminal

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A former Washington State Prison inmate who led a tax fraud scheme from prison, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 25 years in prison for illegal possession of firearms, explosives and ballistic vests, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  KENNETH RANDLE DOOR, 44, has more than 30 felony convictions over the last three decades and was found to be an Armed Career Criminal by U.S. District Judge Ronald B.

Two Rupert Methamphetamine Traffickers Sentenced to Prison

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POCATELLO – Lloyd Elmo Gale, 53, and Linda Rae Westmoreland, 51, both of Rupert, Idaho, were sentenced to federal prison today for trafficking methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Gale was sentenced to serve 87 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Gale to forfeit cash proceeds in the amount of $100,000. Gale pleaded guilty on May 28, 2014, to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Portland Gang Associate Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison After Being Convicted on Federal Gun Charge

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PORTLAND, Ore. – August 11, 2014, Eddie Ray Strickland, Jr., 35, of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after he was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and the Court finding that he qualified as an Armed Career Criminal. Following his federal prison sentence Strickland will be required to serve three years of supervised release, which includes a condition prohibiting the defendant from associating with any known gang members.

Caldwell Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Possessing a Sawed-Off Shotgun

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BOISE – Anthony Michael Payment, 21, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 60 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing an unregistered firearm, a sawed-off shotgun, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Payment to forfeit the firearm and ammunition involved in the offense.

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