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Case Number: 1:19-cr-00233-DCN
Judge: David C. Nye
Court: United States District Court for the District of Idaho (Ada County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Boise, ID: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute methampheamine and fentanyl.
Derek J. Tuschoff, 36, of Boise, to seven years imprisonment and Robert B. Mahan Jr., 38, of Phoenix, to ten years imprisonment. Both Tuschoff and Mahan were ordered to serve five years of supervised release upon completion of their prison sentences.
According to court records, beginning in January 2019, law enforcement investigated Tuschoff for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in the Treasure Valley. In May 2019, Tuschoff was monitored by law enforcement while he traveled from Boise to Phoenix to meet with individuals that investigators believed were his drug suppliers. Later, in July 2019, Tuschoff met with one of these suppliers, Mahan, at a hotel in Pocatello. After leaving the hotel and while driving back towards Boise, Tuschoff was stopped and arrested by law enforcement officers. Investigators found approximately two pounds of methamphetamine and 234 fentanyl pills in Tuschoff’s car. The following day when law enforcement officers arrested Mahan, they found more methamphetamine, heroin, and 196 fentanyl pills. Law enforcement officers also recovered $37,775 of drug proceeds hidden in Mahan’s car.
Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., of the District of Idaho made the announcement and commended the cooperative efforts of the Idaho State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, Boise Police Department, Fort Hall Police Department, and members of the BADGES Task Force that include investigators from the Pocatello Police Department, Chubbuck Police Department, and Bannock County Sheriff's Office.
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE AND FENTANYL
Outcome: Derek J. Tuschoff was sentenced to seven years imprisonment and Robert B. Mahan Jr. was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. Both Tuschoff and Mahan were ordered to serve five years of supervised release upon completion of their prison sentences.