(KLIX) – A prison cell will be the home of an eastern Idaho man for more than 17 years for drug crimes.

Blackfoot resident Steven Tobin, 47, was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court to 210 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis said in a news release on Thursday.

Court records show that Tobin, who pleaded guilty to the federal drug offense in November 2018, conspired to distribute methamphetamine between dates in 2016 and 2017 in Idaho. Tobin was the leader and organizer of a drug distribution conspiracy, according to the news release.

Tobin imported methamphetamine into Idaho and directed other dealers to distribute it. Between May 2016 and August 2017, Tobin distributed over 200 pounds of methamphetamine. These activities culminated in a search of Tobin’s residence on June 12, 2017, where officers found 6.7 pounds of methamphetamine, $30,632, and 49 firearms.

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