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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 12, 2013

Legalized Permanent Resident Sentenced For Meth Distribution

BOISE – Jesus Jimenez-Valenzuela, 42, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 48 months in prison for distributing at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. He pleaded guilty to the charge on May 23, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, Jimenez-Valenzuela admitted that on two occasions in September 2012, he possessed and sold a mixture and substance containing actual methamphetamine to an undercover police officer for an initial payoff of a prior $4,200 debt and a later payment of $4,050. The transactions were recorded and monitored by law enforcement. Jimenez-Valenzuela agreed the substance he possessed with intent to distribute was between 50 and 150 grams of actual methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.