Mexican National Sentenced for Meth Distribution and Illegal Re-entry
BOISE – Francisco Nunez-Rubio, 38, of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, was sentenced today to 121 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and illegal re-entry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Nunez-Rubio to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and forfeit $11,700 in U.S. currency and a firearm found in his possession at the time of his arrest. Nunez-Rubio will be subject to deportation following his release from prison.
Nunez-Rubio pleaded guilty to the charge on September 16, 2011. At his plea hearing, he admitted that on March 28, 2011, he possessed 192 grams of actual methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, at his residence in Caldwell, Idaho. Nunez-Rubio further admitted to entering the United States without permission after having previously been deported to Mexico in 2006.
The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police.
Nunez-Rubio is the 107th person sentenced to federal prison in Idaho in 2011 for methamphetamine distribution.
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