Drug bust in Nampa leads to nine-plus years in prison for California man

Kenny P. Breedlove, 35, of Porterville, Calif, was sentenced Thursday to 110 months for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced Friday.

Breedlove pleaded guilty to the charge on May 12, 2015.

A Nampa police officer stopped a vehicle driven by Breedlove on Oct. 6, 2014 and noticed Breedlove was wearing a shoulder holster for a firearm, according to court documents. A police drug-detection dog alerted to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle, leading to a search in which officers found a loaded pistol, 337 grams of meth and a digital scale.

Breedlove admitted that he possessed the pistol in connection with the drug offense, according to court documents.

This case is part of a long-term investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force that focused on the “Norteno” Northside gang that is active in Nampa and other parts of the Treasure Valley.