News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 30, 2010
Contact: Erika Hunter
Number: (206) 553-5443

Thirteen People Indicted on Conspiracy to Distribute Methampteramine

JUL 30 -- (Boise, ID) - Thirteen people were indicted this week by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. All thirteen were arrested. Initial appearances were held for 12 of the 13 defendants on July 10, 2010. A trial has been scheduled for September 13, 2010.

The defendants have been indentified as:

Jose Gallardo-Dedios, 36, Nampa, Idaho
Guadalupe Valenzuela, 42, Nampa, Idaho
Heidi Trucker, 42, Meridian, Idaho
Quentin Mick, 27, Boise, Idaho
Jason Marr, 24, Boise, Idaho
Francisco Quinones, 47, Los Angeles, California
Jorge Valdez, 31, Nampa, Idaho
Haylee Lindauer, 31, Boise, Idaho
Kalli Lindauer, 28, Boise, Idaho
Juan Antonio Arvizu-Betancourt, 63, Nampa, Idaho
Shawn Peterson, 32, American Falls, Idaho
Fortino Bastidas, 31, Los Angeles California
Nabor Martinez-Herrera, 47, Salt Lake City, Utah

According to the indictment, between March 2009 and July 2010, the defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute at least five hundred grams or more of methamphetamine.

The defendants each face a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in federal prison, up to life, and a fine of up to $4,000,000.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Boise Police Department’s Bandit Drug Unit led the investigation as part of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force which supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The Nampa Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and the Meridian Police Department assisted in the investigation.