The following update was issued by the US Attorney's office today regarding a Boise Police case. For additional information, see the Boise Police news release issued May 10, 2012.
“Operation Not for Human Consumption” Resulted in 11 Separate Indictments
BOISE – United States Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced that three more individuals
pled guilty yesterday in United States District Court in Boise to one count of offering drug
paraphernalia for sale. Three others pled guilty last month in separate cases. Five of the six were
among the sixteen charged in May as part of Operation Not for Human Consumption, which
targeted illegal sales of drug paraphernalia at thirteen Treasure Valley businesses.
Those who pled guilty yesterday are: Crystal Blumke, 32, of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, the
co-owner and manager of Other World Gallery, LLC, a business located at 108 South 11th Street
in Boise; Janet Shirley, 39, of Boise, the owner and operator of All Sunshine, LLC, a business
located at 540 South Vista Avenue, Boise, Idaho, and Antonio Mendoza, 33, of Eagle, Idaho, an
employee of All Sunshine, LLC. All three are scheduled to be sentenced on November 15 by
Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.
Blumke and Mendoza were indicted separately by a federal grand jury in Boise on May 9.
Shirley pled guilty to an information filed in federal court yesterday.
Three individuals pled guilty last month to charges of offering drug paraphernalia for sale
at their business locations. Royal Smoke owner and operator Yoke Fee Chan will be sentenced
on November 13. Gabriel Adam Busby and Bradley Berquist, co-owners of Twenty After, are
scheduled to be sentenced on November 1 and November 13, respectively.
It is against federal law to sell or offer for sale any paraphernalia that is primarily
intended or designed for drug use, regardless of whether the seller advises their customers that
the paraphernalia is for tobacco use only. The businesses are commonly referred to as
The charge of knowingly and intentionally offering drug paraphernalia for sale is
punishable by up to three years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to one year of
Operation Not for Human Consumption includes the cooperative law enforcement efforts
of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration,
Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland
Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Boise Police
Department, Ada County Sheriff's Office, Canyon County Sheriff's Office, Nampa Police
Department, Meridian Police Department, and the Canyon County Prosecutor's Office. The U.S.
Marshals Service and Idaho State Police provided assistance in arresting the 16 defendants.