Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Boise Woman Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison for Meth Trafficking

The following was released by the Office of the United States Attorney, District of Idaho. The Boise Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Defendant One of Eleven Indicted in Gun and Drug Trafficking Case

BOISE – Bobbi Eileen Woolsey, 36, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 84 months in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Woolsey to serve five years of supervised release. She pleaded guilty to the charge on December 2, 2013.

According to information presented in court, Woolsey admitted to conspiring with co-defendants to distribute methamphetamine. Woolsey has two prior felony convictions for possession of methamphetamine and accessory to a felony. She was on probation for those crimes at the time she committed the drug trafficking offenses in this case.

Woolsey’s co-defendants, Jeramie Ethan Mahler of Star, Idaho, and Carlos Eberardo Tovar of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday to related drug trafficking charges. Mahler also pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. A federal grand jury indicted Woolsey, Mahler, Tovar and eight other defendants on July 9, 2013. The indictment alleges that the defendants conspired together to distribute methamphetamine. It also contains additional charges alleging distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of cocaine, and unlawful possession of a firearm. All of the defendants have pleaded guilty; nine are awaiting sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Caldwell Police Department; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; and Idaho Department of Probation and Parole. Other agencies that contributed to this investigation include the Drug Enforcement Administration, Nampa Police Department, Caldwell Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

The case is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. Since 2007, over 255 defendants have been prosecuted in Federal Court through the Gang SAUSA program. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.