Big T Gets 14; Bigger T, 22 

Twenty-seven is a hard age. Take it from someone 10 months into it. Some people—I'm thinking of Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Robert Johnson, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan in particular—find it the ultimate letdown. Others, like Travis Raby of Boise, just make life-altering identity transformations that haunt them for the next two decades. And while heroin may be the drug of choice for self-destructive musicians, Raby was a meth man.

Raby, 32, admitted in federal court in Boise last Thursday to dealing 70 pounds of meth in the Treasure Valley over the last five years. A good chunk of that came to Raby from co-defendant Mike Woods of Payette, who pleaded guilty in April to charges of drug trafficking and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug crime.

The pair were nabbed after two smaller-scale meth dealers pointed investigators to Raby, nicknamed "Big T," as their supplier. A police sting of Raby's house turned up a quarter-pound of methamphetamine, some marijuana, drug scales, and $7,000 in cash. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge dumped a 14-year prison sentence on Raby; Woods got 22.

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