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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 17, 2014

Mexican National Sentenced To 57 Months For Meth Trafficking

POCATELLO – Humberto Ontiveros-Dias, 32, a Mexican national formerly living in Rexburg, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 57 months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Brian Ted Stewart, from the District of Utah, also ordered Ontiveros-Dias to serve four years of supervised release following his prison term, and to forfeit all property used to commit the crime and proceeds derived from the crime. He pleaded guilty to the charge on October 16, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, on March 2, 2012, Ontiveros-Dias agreed to sell an individual working as an undercover police officer an ounce of methamphetamine. The same day, Ontiveros-Dias met the undercover officer at a commercial parking lot in Rexburg. The meeting was monitored by law enforcement. During the meeting, Ontiveros-Dias sold the undercover officer two baggies of methamphetamine for $1,400. On March 9, 2012, Ontiveros-Dias agreed to sell the undercover officer an ounce of methamphetamine and an ounce of cocaine at the same parking lot in Rexburg, and was again monitored by law enforcement. During the meeting, Ontiveros-Dias sold the undercover officer approximately one ounce of methamphetamine for $1,300 and one ounce of cocaine for $1,100.

The case is the result of a joint investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and the Idaho State Police.