CDA Businessman Indicted On Drug Charges

COEUR D’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene insurance agent Jerry Carlson has been indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple charges related to his alleged possession of 500 grams of cocaine.

Carlson, a long-time North Idaho resident and supporter of the Coeur d’Alene public school system, was the target of a police raid on his property last week. He was arrested after authorities found a small amount of cocaine in his possession, but he was later released on a $10,000 bond.

In a statement released by US Attorney Tom Moss, Carlson has been indicted on charges he possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver 500 grams or more of cocaine, and attempt to possess with intent to deliver 500 grams or more cocaine.

Each count carries a maximum punishment of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in prison and a maximum fine of $2,000,000.

Carlson’s case has been assigned to Judge Edward Lodge. His initial appearance date has not been set.

Carlson, 47, lives in Hayden and graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1980. The school named him booster of the year for 2006-2007.