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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 27, 2014

Nampa Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

BOISE – Martin Adam Hernandez, 23, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, Hernandez admitted that in February 2014, he traveled with co-defendant Jason Martin to California in order to obtain methamphetamine. On February 21, 2014, law enforcement agents stopped a vehicle driven by Jason Martin. During a search of the vehicle, agents located approximately two pounds of methamphetamine. Agents recovered evidence showing that Hernandez and Martin obtained the methamphetamine from California with the intent to distribute the methamphetamine in Idaho.

Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced on September 17, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise. Hernandez faces up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release. Co-defendant Jason Martin is scheduled to enter a guilty plea to the same charge on July 1, 2014.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.