For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
, United States Attorney
Wendy J. Olson
Contact: Barbara Layman
Vagos Motorcycle Club Prospect Indicted on Federal Drug Charges
Seattle Field Division
BOISE – David Allen Oney Jr., 35, of Nampa, Idaho made an initial appearance today for the crime of distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. A federal grand jury indicted Oney on November 8, 2016.
The three count indictment alleges that Oney knowingly distributed five grams or more of actual methamphetamine on December 31, 2015 and February 2, 2016, and fifty grams or more of actual methamphetamine on January 6, 2016.
Oney appeared in court today and entered a not guilty plea to all three counts. Trial is scheduled for January 23, 2017, at the federal courthouse in Boise before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
The crime of distributing five grams or more of actual methamphetamine is punishable by at least five years and a maximum of forty years imprisonment, four years supervised release, a $5,000,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. The charge of distributing over fifty grams of actual methamphetamine is punishable by at least ten years and not more than life imprisonment, at least five years supervised release, a $10,000,000 fine, and $100 special assessment.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Task Force was created approximately eleven years ago and is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Caldwell Police Department, Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and Idaho Department of Probation and Parole. The Task Force conducts complex longterm investigation of criminal gangs.
The charges are being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership, the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
# # #