April 08, 2014
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Phone Number: (206) 553-5443
Boise Man Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Prison In 20-Defendant Meth Distribution Investigation
BOISE, Idaho - Andrew Polney, 52, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on April 7, 2014, in U.S. District Court to 130 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Polney was also sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for interstate transportation in aid of racketeering enterprise. The court also ordered Polney to pay a $2,000 fine and special assessment of $100 on each count. The sentences will run concurrently.
According to court documents, the conspiracy involved two distribution cells in the Treasure Valley: one led by Jason Holmberg, the other led by Andrew Polney. Kenneth Jones supplied multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine for transport to the Treasure Valley for distribution. The group operated from about June 2012, through the time of the various arrests on April 18, 2013, and May 23, 2013.
To date, fourteen co-defendants have been sentenced, three await sentencing, and one remains at large. Jason Holmberg, 38, of Middleton, Idaho who was sentenced to 180 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and interstate transportation in aid of racketeering enterprise. Kenneth Jones, 47, of Rio Linda, California was sentenced to 130 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and interstate transportation in aid of racketeering enterprise.
The indictment is the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Nampa Police Department and the Boise Police Department. Other federal agencies participating in the OCDETF program include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Land Management, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security (HSI), Internal Revenue Service- Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service.The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.