Local Drug Dealer Gets 50 Months for Distributing Meth
BOISE – Miguel Angel Linan-Nunez, 29, a Mexican national residing in Boise, was sentenced today to 50 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Linan- Nunez to serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison term and 100 hours of community service. Linan-Nunez pleaded guilty to the charge on April 11, 2011.
According to court documents, Linan-Nunez sold an ounce of methamphetamine to a confidential informant on September 14, 2010, for $1,000. The deal took place at the defendant's “stash house” in Star, Idaho, and was monitored by law enforcement agents. After serving his sentence, Linan-Nunez will likely be deported from the United States.
The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho. Linan-Nunez was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southeast Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit www.treasurevalleypartners.org.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent and deter gun violence.