Boise man sentenced to prison in meth case

April 7, 2014 

Andrew Polney, 52, was sentenced Monday to nearly 11 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and interstate transportation in aid of a racketeering enterprise, during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge.

Polney was accused of operating one of a pair of meth distribution cells in the Treasure Valley. The other was operated by Jason Holmberg, 38, of Middleton, who was earlier sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The group operated from June 2012 until those two and 18 other defendants were arrested in April and May 2013.

Kenneth Jones, 47, of Rio Linda, Calif., was sentenced to 130 months, the same as Polney. Randi Seferos, 25, of Boise was sentenced to 110 months; Doreen Obrien, 44, of Caldwall, received 66 months; Patrick Siemsen, 56, of Meridian received 60 months; Randy Beal, 59, of Caldwell received 57 months; Jerry Holmberg, 65, of Marsing received 41 months; Robbie Gallegos, 43, of Boise, Idaho, received 33 months; Cynthia Prado, 32, of Boise received 30 months

Two other defendants are waiting to be sentenced. Five others who played a smaller role received lesser sanctions.

The indictment was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force led by the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Nampa Police Department and Boise Police Department. Other federal agencies participating included the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Land Management, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and U.S. Marshals Service.

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