BOISE-Adam Daniel Schreiner, 25, of Boise, Idaho, the
owner-operator of Bernen's Pipe Shop, LLC, pled guilty
today in federal court to one count of offering drug
paraphernalia for sale, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson
Schreiner is the seventh person to plead guilty to the
charge in federal court over the past two months. Six of
the defendants are among the 16 charged last May as part of
Operation Not for Human Consumption, which targeted illegal
sales of drug paraphernalia at 13 Treasure Valley
businesses. All are awaiting sentencing.
It is against federal law to sell or offer for sale any
paraphernalia that is primarily intended or designed for
drug use, regardless of whether the seller advises their
customers that the paraphernalia is for tobacco use only.
The businesses are commonly referred to as "headshops."
Schreiner faces up to three years in prison, a maximum fine
of $250,000, and up to one year of supervised release. He
is scheduled to be sentenced on December 4, 2012, before
Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
Operation Not for Human Consumption includes the
cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Drug Enforcement
Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives; Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland
Security Investigations (HSI); Internal Revenue
Service-Criminal Investigation; Boise Police Department;
Ada County Sheriff's Office; Canyon County Sheriff's
Office; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police
Department; and the Canyon County Prosecutor's Office. The
U.S. Marshals Service and Idaho State Police provided
assistance in arresting the 16 defendants.