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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 29, 2013

Pocatello Man Sentenced In Meth Trafficking Case

POCATELLO – Douglas I. McAdam, 47, of Pocatello, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered McAdam to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term. He pleaded guilty to the charge on February 11, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, on November 1, 2011, a law enforcement officer observed McAdam receiving methamphetamine from Raymond Camacho, a co-defendant. McAdam was subsequently stopped by officers who recovered in excess of five grams of actual methamphetamine. McAdam admitted he possessed the methamphetamine with the intention of distributing it to others.

Three co-defendants were sentenced earlier in April, including Juan Aguilar, a Mexican national, to 120 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine; Juan Mendoza, of Menan, Idaho, to 102 months for possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine; and Jose Rios-Jimenez, a Mexican national, to 16 months – time served – for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and illegal entry of a removed alien.

Leones, pleaded guilty to related methamphetamine trafficking charges and are awaiting sentencing. Camacho, 57, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty on January 24, 2013, to possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine; sentencing is set for May 29. Leones, 42, of Pocatello, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; she is set for sentencing on May 28. On April 26, Judge Winmill signed an order committing co-defendant Eldon K. McConnell, 48, of Pocatello, to a mental health facility.

The case was investigated by Idaho State Police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Chubbuck Police Department.