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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Idaho

For Immediate Release

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Wendy J. Olson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Layman

Boise Men Arrested for Drug and Firearm Trafficking

BOISE – Blue Daniel Densmore, 39, and Avery Allen Erickson, 47, both of Boise, Idaho, were arrested yesterday on federal firearms and drug trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Tomorrow they make their initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. A federal grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday charging both men with one count of conspiracy to possess over fifty grams of actual methamphetamine with intent to distribute, which carries a sentence of up to life imprisonment. In addition to the conspiracy charge, both Densmore and Erickson have been charged in three separate counts of possessing approximately three-hundred grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, in violation of Title 21, United States Code Section 841(a)(1).

Densmore, a convicted felon, was also indicted on three separate firearm offenses for illegally possessing the following firearms and ammunition in violation Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1), and Title 26, United States Code Section 5861(d): (1) a Stallard, Model JS9, 9mm caliber pistol; (2) a Chiappa Firearms Ltd., Model 1911-22, .22 caliber pistol; (3) a Marlin Firearms Co., Model 60, .22 caliber rifle; (4) a North China Industries (Norinco), Model SKS, 7.62x39 caliber rifle; (5) a J.C. Higgins, Model 583.21, 16-gauge shotgun modified to have an overall length of less than 26 inches and a barrel of less than 18 inches in length; and (6) approximately 1,280 rounds of 7.62 x 39 caliber ammunition.

The case was investigated by the Boise Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

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