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A jury trial has been tentatively set Feb. 8 for a Grangeville man arrested on a federal warrant last month on drug charges.

Brandon Lee Pierce, 27, turned himself in to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 28, 2020. Pierce was the subject of a U.S. District Court warrant, issued two months prior, Oct. 20, to answer an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, a felony.

Information related to the charge was not available through documents made public through the court, other than the offense is alleged to have occurred in Nez Perce County. Contacted for details, an FBI spokesperson referred back to the court for what documents were publicly released.

Pierce made his initial appearance for a video arraignment on Dec. 30 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale where he pleaded not guilty. He is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Pierce’s counsel is Michael Palmer.

Maximum penalties on conviction for this conspiracy charge are 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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