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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Glenns Ferry Man Sentenced For Distributing Meth

BOISE – Jaime Guerrero, 27, of Glenns Ferry, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 53 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Guerrero to serve five years of supervised release, 80 hours of community service and pay a $100 special assessment. He pleaded guilty to the charge on November 27, 2012.

Co-defendant Raul Garcia-Rosales, of Mountain Home, Idaho, was sentenced on June 4, 2013, to 21 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to plea agreements filed in the case, on September 14, 2011, Garcia-Rosales received approximately one pound of methamphetamine from Guerrero in Elmore County, Idaho, and then distributed it to an undercover officer at a truck stop in Mountain Home. Guerrero admitted that he supplied the methamphetamine to Garcia-Rosales. Both men acknowledged the substance they were distributing was methamphetamine.

The case was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Idaho State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with the Elmore 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. Federal task force members include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the DEA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Marshals Service.