News Release
Date: November 30, 2010
Contact:Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Twin Falls Man Enters Guilty Plea in Drug Conspiracy

NOV 30 -- (Idaho) - James Toliver Latham, 22, of Twin Falls, Idaho, pled guilty on November 19, 2010, to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. The charge carries a maximum punishment of 20 years imprisonment, a $1 million fine, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years. Latham is scheduled for sentencing on January 31, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge in Boise.

According to the plea agreement, Latham and others sold oxycodone in the Twin Falls area from March 2009 to March 2010. The group purchased the oxycodone from an illicit source of supply in Salt Lake City.

Latham’s co-defendants have all either pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing or are scheduled to plead guilty. Ryan Simmons, 21, pled guilty on October 5, 2010, and is scheduled for sentencing on January 3, 2011; Troy Sabrosky, 21, pled guilty on September 16, 2010, and is scheduled for sentencing on November 30, 2010; and Cooper Chapin, 23, is scheduled to enter a guilty plea on January 2, 2011. All of the defendants are from Twin Falls, Idaho.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Twin Falls Police Department.