Rupert Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges
POCATELLO – Jose Fabien Felix-Burgos, 41, of Rupert, 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, on August 1, 2013, Felix-Burgos delivered methamphetamine to an undercover officer in Heyburn, Idaho. Felix-Burgos met with the undercover officer and another man at a restaurant in Heyburn, Idaho. The purpose of the meeting was to provide methamphetamine to the undercover officer. During the meeting, Felix-Burgos retrieved a box containing over a pound of methamphetamine from a vehicle and gave it to the undercover officer.
Felix-Burgos’ charge is punishable by up to twenty years in prison, a maximum fine of one million dollars, and at least three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for October 7, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
The case was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Canyon County Narcotics Unit, Meridian Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and the Mini-Cassia Drug Task Force.
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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