Buhl man sentenced to over 10 years for distributing methamphetamine


Date: October 5, 2020

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Boise — Terry Duane Whited, Jr. of Buhl, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 130 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Whited to serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Whited pleaded guilty to the charge on October 22, 2019.

According to court records, Whited was a methamphetamine dealer living in the Buhl area in 2018. On October 28, 2018, Whited distributed five pounds of methamphetamine to an individual living in Boise, for an agreed price of $4,000 per pound. This methamphetamine was later seized by law enforcement following a search warrant of a Boise residence. Whited has a criminal history that includes a prior felony conviction for eluding a police officer in which he was sentenced to prison.

This indictment is the result of a joint investigation by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation's illegal drug supply. Program participants include Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations; and U.S. Marshals Service.

This case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and the Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Board. The Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Board is a collaboration of local law enforcement drug task forces and prosecuting agencies dedicated to addressing regional drug trafficking organizations that operate in Ada, Canyon, and Malheur County.