Boise Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge
BOISE – Victor Luetta Guzman, 60, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court to distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement, Guzman admitted that he sold methamphetamine to an undercover police officer on eight separate occasions. Guzman admitted that during the eight transactions he sold the officer a total of over 50 grams of methamphetamine.
The charge is punishable by a minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5 million, and at least four years of supervised release.
Guzman is set for sentencing on June 25, 2014, before U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Boise Police Department. The Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) also contributed to the investigation. Federal partners include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and U.S. Marshals Service.
The case is being 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 southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.
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