Thirteenth Person in Treasure Valley Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced
The thirteenth co-conspirator in a large scale Treasure Valley methamphetamine trafficking ring was sentenced today for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill handed down the sentence in federal court in Boise.
Nabor Martinez-Herrera, 32, a Mexican national, was sentenced to 48 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and a $50,000 money judgment. The defendant will be deported to Mexico after serving his prison sentence.
From March 1, 2009, to July 18, 2010, the conspiracy was responsible for distributing over 100 pounds of methamphetamine throughout southwest Idaho. Millions of dollars in drug proceeds were secreted out of Idaho to Utah, Nevada, and Southern California.
Sentenced to prison earlier this year were Jose Gallardo-Dedios, 188 months; Guadalupe Valenzuela, 168 months; Fortino Bastida, 135 months; Jason Thomas Marr, 130 months; Angel Joel Dedios, 121 months; Quentin Mick, 90 months; Kalli Lindauer, 78 months; Haylee Lindauer, 72 months; Jorge Valdez, 57 months; Shawn Peterson, 46 months; Juan Arvizu- Betancourt, 18 months; and Heidi Tucker, 12 months.
The Boise Police Department's BANDIT Drug Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration, as part of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led the investigation. The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force which supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The Nampa Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ada County Sheriff's Office, Canyon County Sheriff's Office, Idaho State Police, and Meridian Police Department assisted in the investigation.
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