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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mountain Home Man Sentenced For Distributing Meth

BOISE – Raul Garcia-Rosales, 39, of Mountain Home, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Boise to 21 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 Garcia-Rosales to serve three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charge on November 27, 2012.

According to the plea agreement, Garcia-Rosales admitted that on September 14, 2011, he received approximately one pound of methamphetamine from his co-defendant, Jamie Guerrero, in Elmore County, Idaho, and then distributed it to an undercover officer at a truck stop in Mountain Home.

Guerrero, 27, of Glenns Ferry, Idaho, also pleaded guilty on November 27, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to the plea agreement, Guerrero admitted that he supplied the methamphetamine to Garcia-Rosales. He is scheduled to be sentenced on August 26, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.

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.