Crime

2 Boise heroin dealers face long prison sentences

Audri E. Perkins
Audri E. Perkins

Audri E. Perkins, 28, and Tyler C. Knarr, 29, could be sentenced to as long as life without the possibility of parole after admitting their involvement in a Boise drug ring.

Perkins, also known as Audri Foster, faces a minimum of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in Ada County District Court to two felony counts of trafficking in heroin.

Perkins admitted to selling more than 7 grams of heroin to undercover narcotics officers on two occasions in February and March.

In exchange for Perkins’ guilty pleas, prosecutors agreed to dismiss five other trafficking counts and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.

“I sold heroin to an undercover cop,” Perkins said, after District Judge Michael Reardon asked what she did.

Knarr faces at least 6 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to a trafficking charge, admitting that heroin found hidden underneath a sink was his. It was less than 7 grams, which carries a lower minimum sentence than in Perkins’ case.

However, Knarr previously pleaded guilty in 2013 to trafficking in marijuana. Because of the second trafficking conviction, the mandatory minimum of three years in the heroin case will be doubled to six years.

Perkins also faces a minimum $15,000 fine, while Knarr will have to pay at least $10,000. He also owes $7,785 out of the $8,000 he was fined in the 2013 case.

A third defendant in the case, Caven H. King, 30, is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 17. He has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, six counts of trafficking in heroin and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

All three defendants remain in the Ada County Jail.

Perkins and Knarr are scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 9.

John Sowell: 208-377-6423, @IDS_Sowell

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