Man who skipped out on meth trial sentenced

Published On: Oct 03 2013 10:43:55 AM PDT

An Idaho man who fled during his drug trafficking trial and was arrested three months later driving a rental car and wearing a woman's wig has been sentenced to 12 to 25 years in prison.

The Lewiston Tribune reports 2nd District Judge Jeff M. Brudie sentenced 41-year-old Brian N. Pratt on Wednesday.

Pratt was convicted in March of two counts of delivery of methamphetamine and one count of trafficking. He attended the first day of his trial, but did not appear on his second.

Court records say Pratt sold meth to a confidential informant in 2012. Officers with a search warrant found nearly a pound of meth in a coat pocket at a shop in Lewiston.

The Idaho State Police, acting on a tip, arrested Pratt in June on U.S. Highway 95 near Genesee.