Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges in Idaho
BOISE – Jose E. Carrillo, 26, of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Carrillo was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise, Idaho, on May 29, 2013.
According to the plea agreement, Carrillo admitted that on April 13, 2013, he met with and delivered methamphetamine to an undercover officer at a parking lot in Meridian, Idaho.
The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release.
Carrillo is set for sentencing on May 29, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.
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 (DEA), in conjunction with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Meridian Police Department, and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. Other federal agencies participating in the OCDETF program include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Marshals Service.
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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