Five Arrested on Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges
BOISE, Idaho – On December 17, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Boise Police Department and the Ada County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant in Ada County and seized approximately 12 pounds of methamphetamine. Subsequently, on December 19, the following five subjects were arrested and charged by complaint for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine: Tanna Spencer, 29, of Parma, Idaho; Delia Garcia-Pineda, 43, of Boise, Idaho; Nelson Fernando Garcia-Soto, 38; Alfredo Vasquez-Dominguez, 28; and Jorge Jimenez, 25.
The 26-page complaint alleges that at the time of their arrest, Vasquez-Dominguez and Garcia-Pineda were in possession of approximately two pounds of suspected methamphetamine found in the passenger seat of the vehicle they were driving. A search warrant obtained from Ada County District Court was executed on a Boise residence and another vehicle, which was previously driven by Garcia-Soto. According to the complaint, law enforcement officials found approximately nine pounds of suspected methamphetamine in a backpack in the back seat of the vehicle. Garcia-Soto, Jimenez, and Spencer were arrested at that time.
The complaint is the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Boise Police Department and the Ada County Sheriff's Office. The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.