Idaho Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine
Latest Conviction for Felon with Violent Criminal History
BOISE, Idaho– A Caldwell man was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine.
According to court records, Dagoberto Leroy Turnbull, 32, of Caldwell, sold another person methamphetamine on two different occasions. On December 22, 2020, Turnbull sold one quarter pound of methamphetamine and on January 12, 2021, he sold an additional quarter pound of methamphetamine. Turnbull was arrested on February 22, 2021 and found with a half-ounce of methamphetamine and over $3,300.
Turnbull has a long and violent criminal history with convictions ranging from grand theft to battery.
Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Turnbull to serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., of the District of Idaho made the announcement and commended the cooperative efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Nampa Police Department, and Meridian Police Department, which led to charges against Turnbull.
This case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with funds provided by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. HIDTA is part of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. It provides assistance to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States. Idaho is part of the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA. The Idaho HIDTA is a collaboration of local, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement drug task forces, and prosecuting agencies dedicated to addressing regional drug trafficking organizations that operate in Ada, Canyon, Bannock, Kootenai, and Malheur Counties.