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Boise Man Gets 25 Years in Meth Case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ A 49-year-old Boise man has been sentenced to nearly 25 years in federal prison after being arrested for selling a pound of methamphetamine to an undercover officer. Michael R. Hoaglen was sentenced Monday by District Judge Edward J. Lodge.

Hoaglen pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to distribute meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Federal prosecutors say when police attempted to arrest him last July, Hoaglen reached for a loaded pistol carried in his waistband.

Police said the street value of the drug was about $42,000. Hoaglen has previous felony convictions for rape, domestic battery, grand theft and failure to register as a sex offender, The Idaho Statesman reported.

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