Nampa man pleads guilty to distributing meth

Statesman staffNovember 7, 2013 

A 46-year-old Nampa man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to one count of distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to a plea agreement, a person working with authorities contacted Timothy Alan Butterbaugh to buy meth on June 27, 2013. Later that day Butterbaugh sold the person a quarter of an ounce of the drug for $400 while being watched by law enforcement.

Butterbaugh was arrested at his residence on Aug. 28, 2013, during execution of a search warrant.

Butterbaugh was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on Sept.10, 2013, charged with four counts of distributing methamphetamine.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 23, 2014, in Boise. Butterbaugh faces up to 40 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5 million and at least four years of supervised release.

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