Three Idaho Men Sentenced for Drug Trafficking
Jose Cirilo-Duran, 62, of Weiser, and Juan Salto-Vivanco, 29, and Juan Ramirez- Bolanos, 39, both of Caldwell, were sentenced to federal prison this week for drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today. The three appeared before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.
According to court records, on several occasions in 2009 and 2010, Ramirez-Bolanos and Salto-Vivanco sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant. In March 2010, Salto- Vivanco coordinated the delivery of two pounds of methamphetamine to Fruteria Y Abarrotes La Michoacana, a Weiser, Idaho, store owned by Cirilo-Duran. The methamphetamine was kept inside Cirilo-Duran’s store until May 30, 2010, when it was transported by vehicle out of Idaho. It was eventually seized by police officers during a traffic stop outside Ely, Nevada.
Salto-Vivanco pleaded guilty on January 31 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana and was sentenced to 108 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Cirilo-Duran pleaded guilty on February 10 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Ramirez-Bolanos pleaded guilty on April 11 to six counts of distributing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 115 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release.
Two co-defendants, Fernando Luna-Rodriguez, 32, of California, and Ricardo Payan- Beltran, 39, a Mexican national, each received a 30 month sentence in June for drug trafficking.
The indictment was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with the Nampa City Police Department.
The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional 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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