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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ammon Man Sentenced For Selling Meth In Blackfoot

POCATELLO – Jesus Manuel Avila, 46, of Ammon, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to 12 months in prison, followed by 12 months of home detention with electronic monitoring, for distributing five grams or more of actual methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Avila to serve five years of supervised release and pay a $1,000 fine. He pleaded guilty to the charge on March 19, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, on two occasions, including August 1, 2011, Avila agreed to sell methamphetamine to another individual. Avila subsequently met with the individual in Blackfoot, Idaho, where he sold an ounce of methamphetamine containing five grams or more of methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police.