Nampa Man Faces Mandatory Minimum Sentence of Life in Prison Without Parole
Armando Jason Saltzer, 34, of Nampa, Idaho, was arraigned today in federal court in Boise on charges that on September 23, 2010, he possessed with intent to distribute more than fifty grams of actual methamphetamine, announced the U.S. Attorney's Office. A federal grand jury in Boise returned the superseding indictment on June 15, 2011.
At his arraignment today, Saltzer was advised by Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale that if convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Saltzer faces a maximum fine of $20 million and a minimum of five years supervised release.
A jury trial has been set for September 13, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge.
The case was investigated by the FBI Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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