CALDWELL MAN SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE
Meliton Nunez-Felix, 45, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today in federal court in Boise to 87 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Nunez-Felix to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term and pay a $1,000 fine.
Nunez-Felix pleaded guilty to the charge on March 23, 2010. During his plea, Nunez- Felix admitted conspiring with three other individuals to distribute greater than 500 grams of methamphetamine in the District of Idaho between July 2005 and October 2006. During this period, the investigation revealed the conspiracy was responsible for distributing over 100 pounds of methamphetamine.
The case against Nunez-Felix was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, the BANDIT Drug Unit of the Boise Police Department, the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and the High Desert Task Force in Payette.
The investigation was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multijurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.
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