Nampa man arrested for meth distribution after feds raid biker clubs

August 29, 2013 

This July 2012 photo shows members of the Brother Speed motorcycle club.


— Timothy Alan Butterbaugh, 45, was arrested Wednesday night at his Nampa home after federal and local law enforcement raided the home as well as the Brother Speed and Road Brother clubhouses.

U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson declined to elaborate on Butterbaugh’s involvement with the biker clubs, including whether or not he was a member. Similary, she said she could not comment on whether more people will be charged in connection with the distribution, citing the ongoing investigation.

“Because this is a pending case and there is an ongoing investigation, we’re not able to comment at this time on his connection, if any, to the clubhouses at which search warrants were also executed,” she said.

An affidavit alleges that Butterbaugh sold 3.5 grams of methamphetamine on July 24. He has been charged with distribution of methamphetamine.

The Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating the alleged meth sales, and the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney who handles gang crimes will prosecute the case.

But Olson stopped short of classifying either motorcycle club as a gang.

The focus of the investigation, as in all cases, is on criminal conduct,” she said. “If in any case, people belong to a group or a gang where there is criminal conduct, then we’ll investigate and prosecute as appropriate.”

If convicted, Butterbaugh faces a possible 20-year sentence. The suspect will appear in federal court Friday.

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