Idaho Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Drug Trafficking
A Blackfoot man will spend the rest of his life in prison on drug trafficking charges following his trial. According to U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit, Adam Lee Vallely, 46, was sentenced to federal prison on conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with the intent to distribute heroin.
The charges stem from between 2017 and 2018 when Valley moved large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine from a source in Mexico and Salt Lake City, Utah. During the trial evidence was presented that Valley and his co-conspirators also tried to move large amounts of cocaine from Salt Lake City. During a search of where Valley lived they found him hiding in the attic while heroin, meth, cash, and money counting machine were pulled from the home.
Law enforcement said he continued operating the drug operation while in jail. Hurwit said Vallely has a history of violent crime and dealing drugs. He was on state supervision when he was arrested. A jury found him guilty in June 2022.
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