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Hearing set for man accused of trafficking meth

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IDAHO FALLS — A preliminary hearing was set for an Idaho Falls man accused of trafficking meth.

Detectives with the Bonneville County Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant on Monday at a home in the 1100 East block of 1st Street.

Jason Gneiting, 43, was detained outside of his house and charged with felony drug trafficking and a misdemeanor of use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

After dispatching a deputy K9 at the house, detectives found multiple bags filled with a “white crystalline substance.” Inside one of them was a digital scale. After testing the contents, detectives confirmed it was methamphetamine.

Gneiting was taken to the Bonneville County Jail, and his bond was set to $175,000. The preliminary hearing is set for June 7.

If convicted, Gneiting could serve up to life in prison and pay a fine of up to $100,000.

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