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Idaho Falls Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

POCATELLO – Stephen Carston Wells, 27, of Idaho Falls, was sentenced to 96 months in federal
prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit
announced today.


According to court records, on August 18, 2022,Idaho Falls Police responded to a welfare check
in Idaho Falls and found Wells passed out in his vehicle. Wells informed law enforcement that he
had “a little bit of weed,” in his vehicle. Law enforcement then searched the Wells vehicle. While
searching Wells vehicle law enforcement found 459 grams of methamphetamine, 6 grams of
cocaine, 7.7 grams of marijuana, 13.9 grams of THC oil, a loaded .45 caliber pistol, a loaded
AR-15 rifle, and additional loaded AR-15 magazines.
Senior U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill imposed the sentence and also ordered Wells to serve
five years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Wells pleaded guilty to the charge
on April 24, 2023

U.S. Attorney Hurwit commended the Idaho Falls Police Department for their work on the case.


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