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Pocatello pair plead guilty to federal drug trafficking charges

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis reports two Pocatello residents pleaded guilty this week to possession of a methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  

Lataya Anderson and Matthew Toombs were indicted by a federal grand jury in Pocatello on May 24, 2017.
 
According to court records, in March of this year, Anderson and Toombs sold just over 14 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant working with police investigators.
 
On April 27, 2017, Anderson and Toombs were arrested in Pocatello by the Idaho State Police.

Anderson had a vial containing approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine in her pocket.

Police also found 23 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale with residue, a Phoenix Arms .22 caliber handgun, a drug ledger, approximately 2.8 grams of marijuana, small clean plastic baggies and a glass drug pipe in Anderson and Toombs’ vehicle.
 
The charge for possession of a methamphetamine with intent to distribute is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1,000,000 and at least three years of supervised release. 
 
Sentencing is set for January 18, 2018, before U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
 
The case was investigated through the combined efforts of the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office, the Idaho State Police and the Eastern Idaho Partnership.


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