Joshua Carey will spend at least the next two years in prison for selling marijuana after police found 60 pounds of pot in his Nampa home last summer.
Third District Judge George A. Southworth gave the 32-year-Carey a seven year prison sentence Monday. Carey can ask for parole after serving two years. Carey must also pay $2,200 in fines.
Carey pleaded guilty in February to a charge of trafficking in marijuana.
Nampa police arrested Carey in August after officers served a warrant on his home in the 17000 block of N. Franklin Boulevard. In addition to the pot, police say they also found several pounds of spice synthetic marijuana $8,000 in cash, and scales and other packaging materials.
Police were not able to determine where the spice came from.
Canyon County prosecutors say Carey later admitted that 25 of the 60 pounds of pot found in the home belonged to him. Carey told pre-sentence investigators the 35 other pounds belonged to someone else, but wouldn't say who, according to court records.
The crime of trafficking in marijuana is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, with a five year minimum sentence, if the person is responsible for more than 25 pounds of marijuana, according to Idaho Code.
Any amount between 5-to-25 pounds of pot requires a 2 year minimum sentence.
Nampa police began their investigation of Carey earlier last summer after developing undisclosed evidence he was selling drugs, officials said.
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