Hillblom heir arrested on meth charges in Idaho

Junior Larry Hillbroom (PNC file photo)

Larry Junior Hillbroom, one of the heirs to the DHL fortune of the late billionaire Larry Hillblom, has been arrested in Hope, Idaho on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Charged along with Hillbroom were Morgan Kenney, 34, and Sean Robert Wathen, 48, all of Hope, Idaho.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Idaho, the charges stem from a June 16, 2020 indictment filed in U.S. District Court by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene.

The indictment alleges that beginning in the summer of 2015 and continuing to February 2016, Hillbroom, Kenney, and Wathen conspired to distribute methamphetamine.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the federal methamphetamine conspiracy charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release.

Hillbroom, of Palau, was one of four children fathered by Hillblom. In the final settlement, each of the four children received a gross payment of US$90 million, reduced to about US$50 million after taxes and fees.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bonner County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Idaho State Police, U.S. Border Patrol, and U.S. Marshals Service.