Court case

A Clark County man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for dealing methamphetamine while on parole for a gun crime, a release from the U.S. Department of Justice Western District of Washington announced last week.

Joshua A. Hoover, 33, was sentenced July 1 to 66 months in prison for distributing meth, the announcement stated. According to court documents Hoover had sold methamphetamine to a “confidential source” on two occasions in June and July 2018.

Hoover was on supervised release for illegally selling a firearm in 2011, according to the announcement. Now he faces an additional four years of the release following his serving the five-plus year prison term.

The announcement stated the meth sales were recorded on audio and video and happened in the Battle Ground area. He was arrested on state charges by Battle Ground Police Aug. 8, 2018 and was taken into federal custody later that month — he pled guilty Feb. 7, 2019.

The announcement noted Hoover has a lengthy criminal history including five felony convictions between 2003 and 2016.

Assisting BGPD in the investigation was the Southwest Washington Interagency Gang Enforcement Team, the announcement stated. Assistant United States Attorney Gregory A. Gruber prosecuted the case.

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