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Businessman sentenced for drug trafficking, lying

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Idaho - Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced a local businessman to 21 years in federal prison Monday for distributing methamphetamine and lying about it in court.

Ty Chacon, 37, owner of Ty's Tattoos in Old Town, was arrested in January 2005 when federal and local officers raided the Brother Speed Motorcycle Clubhouse, 541 N. 10th Ave., which Chacon owned. The house, where police said much of the meth transactions occurred, was later seized by federal authorities. Chacon pleaded guilty last fall to trafficking the powerful stimulant.

Prosecutors allege Chacon, a member of Brother Speed Motorcycle Club, was one of the top figures in a large meth ring that operated between Boise and Pocatello from 2003-2005.

"While it is a significant sentence, we think it is appropriate," Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Fica said. "The sanctity of the judicial system is so important that when someone commits perjury, their sentence is enhanced."

Fica said Chacon lied to Winmill during his sentencing hearing, downplaying his role in the meth ring and his connection to firearms.

Prosecutors said Chacon got much of his illegal substances from Pocatello resident Todd Haworth, who was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison last year for his involvement in the conspiracy.

In December, Chacon's home on Saratoga was the target of a drive-by shooting. Someone passed the home in a car with its headlights off and fired shotgun rounds into the front door. No one was hurt in the incident.

Fica called Chacon's and Haworth's sentencings a triumph for teamwork between federal and local authorities. He said without a collaborative effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, the Idaho State, Pocatello and Boise police departments, their arrests and ensuing prosecution would not have happened.

"This is another glaring example of how cooperation makes for effective law enforcement," Fica said.

Casey Santee covers courts, crime and public safety for the Idaho State Journal. He can be reached at (208) 239-3135, or by e-mail at 2006/03/02/news/local/news02.txt

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Posted on 3/3/2006 9:22 AM | General News

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