Boise Idaho woman pleads guilty to 1 count of importing alpha-PHP

A Boise Idaho woman has agreed that she tried to import bath salts from Netherlands to the United States.

On August 2021, The Woman, Jennifer Niemann, 34, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty to one count of importation of a controlled substance.

The Court records showed that the United States Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a suspicious incoming package at the International Mail Facility in San Francisco on an undisclosed date. The package originated from the Netherlands and was addressed to Niemann. The Investigators opened the package and found α-PHP (alpha-PHP).

Investigations carried out by Homeland Security Investigations agents and Postal Inspectors with the United States Postal Inspection Service lead to the arrest and questioning of Niemann on July 1, 2019. She told the investigators that she purchased the alpha-PHP from an online vendor using Bitcoin.

Niemann was indicted by A federal grand jury in Boise Idaho on April 14, 2021. Niemann will be sentenced on October 20, 2021, by Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, a one million dollar fine, and three years of supervised release.