Eastern Idaho pair sent to prison for drug convictions

January 21, 2014 

Marilee Taylor Love, 45, of Rexburg, Idaho, and Rodney Lewis Hall, 55, of Rigby, Idaho, were sentenced Tuesday for conspiring to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine and for unlawfully possessing and selling firearms,

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Love to 32 months in prison and Hall to 21 months.

Love and Hall, who pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 30, sold methamphetamine to a person three times in Madison County between February 2011 and February 2012. During one of the sales, the pair also sold the person a .22-caliber pistol, a .22-caliber rifle and a silencer. Love later sold the same person a .45-cailiber pistol and a loaded magazine of ammunition.

Love admitted knowing the person who bought the firearms was legally prohibited from possessing firearms.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

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