Star man sentenced to five years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine

 

Date: September 4, 2020

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BOISE – Brooks Case of Star, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to five years in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Case serve four years of supervised release following his prison sentence. A federal jury found Case guilty of the charge on June 4, 2020.

According to court records, Case was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 13, 2019. Case's charge stemmed from an investigation into the West Side Loma gang that spanned from October 2018 to October 2019. While law enforcement conducted a controlled buy of methamphetamine from a member of the gang in April 2019, Case arrived and provided the methamphetamine to the gang member. Case has a lengthy history of criminal convictions and violations of probation.

This case was investigated by Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of federal, state, and local agencies. These agencies include the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Ada County Sheriff's Office; Boise Police Department; Caldwell Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff's Office; Meridian Police Department; Nampa Police Department; and Idaho Department of Correction, Bureau of Probation and Parole.

This indictment was 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 Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth.