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Twin Falls Business Owner Sentenced For Sale Of Synthetic Marijuana
Pocatello, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - U.S. District Judge Lyn Winmill sentenced Twin Falls Resident Allen Nagel to five years supervised probation in a Federal District Court this Friday morning. Winmill said that Nagel will face prison time if he violates his probation. He was fined $500. The sentence stems from Nagel selling Synthetic Marijuana. His original charge was conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Court records state that Mr. Nagel is 45 years old, has three children and is married to co-defendant Stephanie Nagel who recently appeared in Court for sentencing on her matter following a jury trial and conviction. Stephanie Nagel was granted probation at the time of her sentencing. Mr. Nagel was charged by indictment in July of 2012.
The court records continue saying that within a month of that indictment being issued and his arraignment, Mr. Nagel began cooperating and working with law enforcement in the ongoing investigation of this case and also their investigations in other matters in Boise, Idaho as well as in the State of Oregon. Mr. Nagel along with counsel met with Mike Fica, AUSA, as well as investigators in this matter on two occasions early in the case and gave a full disclosure statement regarding his involvement as well as his knowledge of other investigations.
In court Nagell claims he believed what he was selling was legal. Court records say Nagel withdrew from those businesses and ceased selling those products because it became clear to him due to the arrests that were occurring in other similar businesses around the state of Idaho that he was being misled by co-defendant Josh Becker. He had also been relying upon bad legal advice from an attorney associated with Mr. Becker that these products were not illegal.