News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 28, 2010
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Nampa Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Distributing Methamphetamine

JUN 28 -- (Idaho) - Omar Salinas Zamudio, 30, of Nampa, was sentenced today to 96 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm. Zamudio was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term. Zamudio pleaded guilty to the charges on February 23, 2010.

In July 2009, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Nampa Police Department initiated the investigation after receiving information that Zamudio was selling methamphetamine. Between August 23 and October 27, Zamudio sold methamphetamine to law enforcement on six occasions. On November 10, 2009, law enforcement served a search warrant at Zamudio’s residence and located approximately ¾ of a pound of methamphetamine, a firearm, and over $30,000 in cash.

Zamudio later admitted to selling approximately one pound of methamphetamine a month as his sole source of income. Zamudio had previously been convicted of a felony offense and was prohibited from possessing firearms.