THREE SENTENCED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IN THE TREASURE VALLEY
Three coconspirators in a methamphetamine trafficking ring were sentenced this week for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge handed down the sentences in federal court in Boise. The three pled guilty to the charge in February 2011.
Raul Flores-Chavez, 49, a Mexican national, was sentenced on Tuesday to 87 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Tiogenes Madera-Vicente, 26, also of Mexico, was sentenced to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Both face deportation after they are released from prison.
Sergio Barajas, 22, of Rosamond, California, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
According to the plea agreements, the men admitted conspiring to sell methamphetamine in the Treasure Valley during the summer of 2010. They successfully made two sales of methamphetamine totaling 190 grams (approximately seven ounces) that was found to be 87 % pure.
The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police.
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