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Man sentenced to 10 years for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl

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BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - A Wilder man was sentenced to 124 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl.

According to court records, James Donavan Conour, 44, of Wilder, sold another person one pound of methamphetamine in exchange for $3,000 on January 21, 2021. Three months later, law enforcement officers learned that Conour was distributing controlled substances from a residence in Caldwell, Idaho. Law enforcement officers executed a search of the residence and found 25 pounds of methamphetamine, one and a half pounds of heroin, one pound of cocaine, 20 grams of psilocybin (commonly referred to as mushrooms), and several thousand fentanyl pills. Law enforcement officers also found tools commonly used by drug traffickers to repackage their controlled substances for sale such as a digital scale and empty zip loc baggies. In addition to the seized controlled substances, law enforcement officers also seized $10,395 in illicit drug proceeds and a Jaguar model XF used to transport controlled substances.

Conour has a criminal history spanning over 30 years with prior state convictions for aggravated assault, robbery, theft, injury to child, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, and witness intimidation.

U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, from the District of Wyoming, sitting by designation, also ordered Conour to serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Conour pled guilty to the charge on November 3, 2021.

U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit, of the District of Idaho, made the announcement and commended the cooperative efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; Idaho Department of Correction Probation and Parole; and the City-County Narcotics Unit, which led to the charges.

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