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BOISE — The case against more than 20 suspected members and affiliates of the Aryan Knights street gang continues to result in convictions at the federal level.

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced Tuesday that two more individuals arrested in connection with the case will serve prison time for distributing methamphetamine.

Nicholas Andrew Steele, 26, of Boise, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for his admitted role in distributing meth to a confidential informant in June of 2012. U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill also sentenced Steele to four years of supervised release upon completion of his term.

Two sentenced for meth distribution in Aryan Knights case

Nicholas Andrew Steele, and Stephanie Ann Robinson

U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson announces the arrest of more than 20 alleged Aryan Knights gang members back in September



Stephanie Ann Robinson, 29, of Boise, was given a similar prison sentence on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge. Robinson will serve five years and three months in prison in exchange for her guilty plea of distributing meth in March of 2012.

Federal authorities say the arrests of both Steele and Robinson were part of a long term investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force focusing on meth distribution by the Aryan Knights gang.

Steele’s co-defendant, Dennis Lynn James, 46, of San Pablo, California, has also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. James is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Boise on June 3.



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