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Kuna man who admitted ‘jockey-boxing’ sent to prison for drugs, gun

A 28-year-old Kuna man was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison today for possession and distribution of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, after he’d been caught with the drugs packaged for sale and the gun, and admitted he’d stolen the gun while “jockey-boxing” in Boise the night before his arrest.

This raised the question for me: While doing what? But the U.S. Attorney’s office for Idaho had the answer. “Jockey-boxing” is defined as, “Going from car to car and when you find an unlocked car, stealing everything in the glove compartment.” Brenon Lawrence, who pleaded guilty in July, also must pay a $500 fine and serve five years of supervised release once he’s out of prison.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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