Nampa man booked on meth charges after motorcycle club raid

Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office

Timothy Butterbaugh appears in a prior booking photo

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by Matt Standal & Karen Zatkulak

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Posted on August 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 7:27 AM

BOISE -- A 45-year-old Nampa man faces federal drug charges after FBI agents arrested him during a Wednesday raid on his home in Nampa.

Timothy Alan Butterbaugh will make his initial appearance in federal court in Boise on Friday, according to U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson.

Olson says the arrest comes after a 4-month investigation.

"Anytime the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force is involved it's a big case, they look at some of the major criminal activity in the area," said Olson.

Butterbaugh is accused of distributing methamphetamine. FBI agents say he sold a police informant about 3.5 grams, or an "8 ball," of methamphetamine during a purchase at Butterbaugh's home on July 24.

The FBI recorded the sale using a video/audio transmitter, according to a criminal complaint obtained by KTVB. The complaint also states that agents observed paraphernalia and additional amounts of meth in his home.

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue says the 45-year-old was arrested without incident on Wednesday evening. Authorities say he was taken into custody in conjunction with a SWAT team raid on two motorcycle clubs in Nampa. See that story here.

It's not clear if, or how, the motorcycle clubs are connected to the methamphetamine distribution.

Olson said, "The Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force is in the business of investigating major drug and gang activity, they look at criminal conduct not necessarily membership in a group or gang,"

If convicted, Butterbaugh could face up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of 1,000,000.

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