SEP 13 (BOISE, Idaho) - Adam Daniel Schreiner, 25, of Boise, Idaho, the owner/operator of Bernen's Pipe Shop, LLC, pled guilty today in federal court to one count of offering drug paraphernalia for sale. Schreiner is the seventh person to plead guilty to the charge in federal court over the past two months. Six of the defendants are among the sixteen charged last May as part of Operation Not for Human Consumption, which targeted illegal sales of drug paraphernalia at thirteen Treasure Valley businesses. All are awaiting sentencing.
It is against federal law to sell or offer for sale any paraphernalia that is primarily intended or designed for drug use, regardless of whether the seller advises their customers that the paraphernalia is for tobacco use only. The businesses are commonly referred to as “headshops.”
Schreiner faces up to three years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to one year of supervised release. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 4, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
Operation Not for Human Consumption includes the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff's Office, Canyon County Sheriff's Office, Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, and the Canyon County Prosecutor's Office. The U.S. Marshals Service and Idaho State Police provided assistance in arresting the sixteen defendants.