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Wednesday
Apr162014

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Methamphetamine to Undercover Cop

(BOISE, Idaho) -- A Boise man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to charges that he sold methamphetamine to an undercover police officer on at least eight separate occasions.

Victor Luetta Guzman, 60, admitted the sales of illegal drugs, totalling more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, in a plea agreement. The distribution of methamphetamine charge that he pleaded guilty to carries a penalty of between five and 40 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5 million, and at least four years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Boise Police Department. Guzman is scheduled to be sentenced in June.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Boise City Attorney to Step Down in May

(BOISE, Idaho) -- Boise City Attorney Cary Colaianni announced that he will leave the position on May 1 to return to private practice.

"For the past 10 years, it has been my privilege to serve as Boise City Attorney overseeing on of the largest and most professional public-law offices in the state of Idaho," Colaianni said.

Colaianni has been the city attorney since 2004. During his time in that role, he reorganized the City Attorney's Office into five divisions, reorganized management structure, prompted the development of specialty law practices and oversaw the transition to a digital office.

Mayor David Bieter said that he was "sad" to see Colaianni leave the position, but offered well wishes in his future endeavors.

Deputy City Attorney Steve Rutherford will serve as interim director while a search is conducted for Colaianni's replacement.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

'Duffle Bag Bandit' Gets Five Years in Prison for Bank Robbery

(BOISE, Idaho) -- A man dubbed the "Duffle Bag Bandit" has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a number of banks.

Gerald Edward Massey was sentenced on Tuesday, after pleading guilty in January to bank robbery, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The robbery occurred on March 6, 2013 at a U.S. Bank branch, located at 10700 Ustick Road. Officials said Massey, 57, also robbed three other banks between Dec. 2012 and Jan. 2013.

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Man Caught with Stolen Wallet, Marijuana at Traffic Stop

(BOISE, Idaho) -- A Boise man was caught with a stolen wallet and marijuana at a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

According to the Boise Police Department, 30-year-old Robert Wilkinson was pulled over near South Vista Avenue and West Kootenai Street for not yielding at a left-hand turn.

Police found Wilkinson in possession of 12.5 grams of marijuana as well as paraphernalia including a scale, a marijuana pipe, and rolling papers.

Wilkinson also was in possession of a stolen wallet with seven financial transaction cards.

Wilkinson was arrested and charged with seven counts of grand theft, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Teen Arrested for DUI, Marijuana Possession

(BOISE, Idaho) -- A Boise teen has been arrested for driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

According to the Boise Police Department, 19-year-old Brandon Hollifield was pulled over on I-184 around 5 a.m. Sunday.

Hollifield was found to be driving impaired. Officers also uncovered about 3.6 ounces of marijuana in his car.

Hollifield has been charged with DUI and possession of marijuana.

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