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SPOKANE – Jordy Scott Deboer, 32, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced after pleading guilty to possession of 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine with the intent to resell and possession of 400 grams or more of fentanyl with the intent to resell. U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice imposed a sentence of 272 months in prison, followed by 5 years of probation.

According to court documents and information presented at sentencing, on March 30, 2023, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force executed several federal search warrants at the Motel 6 in Spokane Valley, Washington. The task force seized approximately 24.7 pounds of fentanyl-laced pills (approximately 83,000 pills), 2 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 pound of cocaine, as well as 2 firearms and more than $13,000. Deboer and Matthew Sailors (aka Rabbit) were arrested.

Prior to this incident, Deboer had already been arrested and charged in federal court for smuggling large quantities of methamphetamine and fentanyl pills from the Tri-Cities, Washington area to the Spokane, Washington area. Following his indictment, Deboer was released from federal custody to undergo inpatient drug treatment.

Shortly after Deboer was released from custody to undergo inpatient treatment, the Safe Streets Task Force received information that he was again involved in drug trafficking, this time with Sailors. Deboer and Sailors were encountered at the Motel 6 in Spokane Valley dealing drugs, including fentanyl pills. Police responded quickly and obtained several search warrants. During the execution of the search warrants, Deboer was encountered in a hallway of the motel. When he saw police approaching him, Deboer pulled a loaded firearm from his waistband and threw it. Deboer also dropped a large black duffel bag containing a large quantity of controlled substances and attempted to run away. He was quickly apprehended.

On September 6, 2023, Sailors pleaded guilty to possession of 400 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl with the intent to distribute. On December 13, 2023, Sailors was sentenced to 120 months in a federal prison, followed by 5 years of probation.

“The significant amount of illegal drugs seized in this case demonstrates the need for law enforcement intervention to address the fentanyl crisis. I am grateful for the swift action of the Safe Streets Task Force and the prosecutors in my office who worked to stop Mr. Deboer’s drug trafficking activities, even after he was released from custody following his initial indictment,” said U.S. Attorney Waldref. “My office will continue to work tirelessly to remove deadly fentanyl and other narcotics from Eastern Washington communities and hold accountable those who seek to profit from the illegal sale of illicit drugs.”

“Mr. DeBoer’s previous prison sentence did not deter him from engaging in the same activities that led to his previous incarceration,” said Richard A. Collodi, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Seattle Field Office. “Every fentanyl pill that remains on the street has the potential to destroy the lives of not only the person who takes it, but also the people who loved and cared for them. The FBI and our partners will continue to work to remove these dangerous drugs from our streets.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of agents from the FBI and U.S. Border Patrol, as well as investigators from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane Police Department, Spokane Valley Police Department, and Washington State Department of Corrections. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin Baunsgard.