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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 28, 2013

Twin Falls Man Sentenced To Six Years For Trafficking Meth

BOISE – Ramon G. Zamarripa, 54, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 72 months in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Zamarripa to serve five years of supervised release and forfeit the firearm found in his possession.

Zamarripa was charged in a superseding information with possession with intent to distribute 48.12 grams of methamphetamine and possession of a .25 caliber handgun on March 12, 2012, in furtherance of drug trafficking. At his plea hearing on November 13, 2012, Zamarripa admitted that he possessed the methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it and possessed the firearm to facilitate a drug trafficking crime.

The case was investigated by the Twin Falls Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.