LEWISTON, ID - A 49-year-old Lewiston man who was convicted of trafficking nearly two pounds of methamphetamine was sentenced today in Nez Perce County Second District Court. Judge Michelle Evans ordered that Nickolas Jacobson be held for 10 years before he is eligible for parole and he must pay a $25,000 fine. He was found guilty by a jury following a two-day trial in September.
Lewiston Police officers conducted a traffic stop on Jacobson in 2018 and located recorded money from a controlled buy in his vehicle. Detectives then went to his residence and learned there were guns and drugs inside, according to a press release from the Nez Perce County Prosecutor's Office.
"When a search warrant was granted, the Detectives discovered a large amount of drug paraphernalia, digital scales, pipes, baggies, and 600 grams of methamphetamine inside a safe," the PA's office says.
The case was handled by Prosecutor Justin Coleman and Deputy Prosecutor Jazz Patzer.
“Criminals profiting off other’s addiction need to understand they will be held accountable. I hope this gets that message across loud and clear. I want to especially thank Detective Brett Dammon for his significant amount of work he put in on the case and his continuing efforts to keep drugs out of our community,” Coleman says.