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Five sentenced for drug conspiracy

| June 10, 2010 9:00 PM

COEUR d'ALENE - Two men and three women have been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge on federal drug conspiracy charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

All five defendants were indicted in November 2009 for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Amber Larsen, 25, Hayden, was sentenced on Monday to 32 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. The lower sentence was attributed in part to Larsen's post-arrest rehabilitation. Larsen pleaded guilty to the charge in January 2010.

Dan Napier, 46, Coeur d'Alene, was sentenced on Monday to 70 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Napier pleaded guilty to the charge in March.

Harold "Hank" Dillon, 41, Coeur d'Alene, was sentenced on Monday to 70 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Dillon pleaded guilty to the charge in March.

Paige Rathburn, 24,

Coeur d'Alene, was sentenced on Monday to 70 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Rathburn pleaded guilty to the charge in March.

Larsen's mother, Brenda Barron, 46, Coeur d'Alene, was sentenced on May 10 to 151 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Barron pleaded guilty to the charge in February.

Barron has been booked into Kootenai County jail 24 times on a variety of charges since 1998 and Napier 12 times since 2001.

"This sentencing removes from society a criminal conspiracy which was dealing in large quantities of methamphetamine in our communities," said U.S. Attorney Tom Moss.

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