Mexican National Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth and Cocaine
BOISE – Sergio Said Gonzalez-Borquez, 21, a Mexican national formerly residing in Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today to five years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Gonzalez-Borquez appeared before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.
Gonzalez-Borquez pled guilty on March 14, 2011, to count one of a superseding indictment charging him and three others in September 2010, with 15 counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and distributing methamphetamine and cocaine. At his plea hearing, Gonzalez-Borquez acknowledged to the court that between February 2008 and July 2010, he conspired with others persons, including his co-defendants, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.
The defendant's mother and co-defendant, Lidia Yolanda Gonzalez, 43, also of Mexico, was sentenced on July 20 to 46 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. She pled guilty to the charge in March.
Co-defendant Sergio Enrique Gonzalez, 45, the defendant's father, a Mexican national, remains a fugitive. Co-defendant Juan Cruz-Rodriguez, 48, of Nampa, Idaho, is scheduled to change his plea on October 13, 2011.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Nampa Police Department.
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, 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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