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Woman Nabbed w/Drugs Inside Body

A Coeur d'Alene woman was arrested with methamphetamine inside her vaginal cavity this morning. Detectives with the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force located Christine R. Davis-Jasinks, 36, at the Coeur d'Alene Casino and searched her home at 114 Borah Ave. in Coeur d'Alene about 5:30 a.m. today. Davis-Jasinks was booked into jail for drug charges for the meth found in her body and for meth and drug paraphernalia found in the home. A SWAT team used an armored vehicle to approach the home. Police used the extreme measures because of “information about several weapons inside the residence as well as four pit bull dogs,” according to a news release by Coeur d'Alene police Sgt. Christie Wood/Meghann M. Cuniff, Sirens & Gavels. More here.


Jerry Carlson sentenced to 27 months

A former Coeur d’Alene High School booster of the year and prominent insurance agent was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison in an undercover cocaine sting. Jerry S. Carlson, cried as he addressed U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush this morning in Coeur d’Alene as about 70 supporters packed the courtroom, including Lola Hagadone. Carlson pleaded guilty in January to attempting to possess 500 or more grams of cocaine with intent to deliver. Federal sentencing guidelines called for him to serve 37 months to 46 months behind bars, but Quackenbush ruled Carlson was not a distributor and shortened his sentence by 10 months. He also ordered Carlson to partake in a prison drug program, not as a patient but as a counselor or adviser to incoming addicts. That program, coupled with expected credit for good time, could reduce Carlson’s sentence to just over a year behind bars, said his lawyer, Jim Siebe. Siebe had asked for probation, but Quackenbush made it clear at the beginning of the hearing that Carlson was prison bound. More here.


5 CdA Meth Dealers Sent To Prison

Four associates of an ex-Coeur d’Alene methamphetamine dealer serving 13 years in federal prison were sentenced to their own prison terms this week. Brenda Barron, 46, is at the Sea Tac federal prison in Western Washington. Now her daughter, 25-year-old Amber Larsen, is set to join her in the federal system, along with Coeur d’Alene residents Harold R. “Hank” Dillon, 41 (bottom left);  Daniel Napier, 46 (bottom right);  and Paige M. Rathburn, 24. The four were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene after pleading guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute/Meghann Cuniff, Sirens & Gavels. More here.

DEA: Chillers bar tied to cocaine distribution

For 20 years, federal agents allege, a Coeur d’Alene cocaine dealer went undetected by law enforcement, thanks in part to a tight-knit group of traffickers that included his friends and family. 

But James Roy “Slim” O’Neill’s alleged criminal enterprise imploded Tuesday when he and six other suspects were arrested after a months-long drug investigation involving a Coeur d’Alene bar now targeted in a federal forfeiture. 

O’Neill and his wife, 44-year-old Lecia D. O’Neill, were arrested Tuesday, as were Christopher B. McFarland, 48; Stephen J. McCabe, 51; and Debra L. Margraff, 48, and Gary Votava, 51, all of Coeur d’Alene. All are pictured above, left to right and top to bottom.

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School Booster Hit w/Fed Drug Charges

A prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance agent and school booster charged with possessing cocaine this month is part of a larger criminal conspiracy investigation involving at least a half a kilogram of the drug and dating back more than a year. In addition to a state charge of possession of a controlled substance, Jerry S. Carlson, 47, faces three federal charges, one related to distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine that took place over several months, documents show. Carlson was indicted on charges of conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and attempt to possess with intent to deliver cocaine/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR. More here.

CDA Businessman Faces Cocaine Charge

A prominent Coeur d’Alene insurance agent and school booster spent the weekend in jail after being arrested for cocaine possession. Investigators raided a storage center behind Jerry S. Carlson’s office Friday evening and booked him into the Kootenai County Jail on a criminal conspiracy charge after finding about 5 grams of cocaine, said Idaho State Police Lt. Curtis Kastens. He appeared in court Tuesday afternoon on a possession of a controlled substance charge stemming from a small amount of cocaine found in his pocket, Kastens said. Possession of any amount of cocaine is a felony/Meghann M. Cuniff, SR. More here.

In A Story That Shocked CHS Today …

… Jerry Carlson, a well-known insurance agent and major athletic supporter, was arrested over the weekend for possession of cocaine — with more charges pending. Meghann Cuniff is working on the story now. More to come.

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