Man arrested in wig sentenced for drug trafficking | Crime
A 41-year-old Lewiston man was sentenced to 12 to 25 years in prison today for trafficking in methamphetamine. Brian Pratt, who was convicted in March of two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of trafficking in methamphetamine in Lewiston's Second District Court, was also ordered to pay fines, court costs, and fees totaling in excess of $26,000. Judge Jeff Brudie also ordered him to pay restitution.
Pratt received a prison sentence of 2 to 5 years each for counts one and three - delivery of a controlled substance, and 10 to 20 years in prison for count two - trafficking in methamphetamine. The sentences for counts one and three will run concurrently, while the sentence for count two will run consecutively, according to court officials.
Pratt had appeared in court for the first day of trial in March, but then disappeared. Idaho law allowed the trial to continue without him and he was ultimately found guilty. He was arrested near Genesee in mid-June after multiple tips to law enforcement placed him driving a rental car on US 95. He was wearing a wig as a disguise.
The charges stemmed from Pratt's arrest in early September of 2012 after detectives executed a search warrant on his shop in the 1200 block of Cedar Avenue. According to a previous news release, detectives recovered over 15 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $17,000.