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Caldwell Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

April 02, 2012

BOISE – Justin Ramirez, 30, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge ordered Ramirez to serve 4 years of supervised release and forfeit $20,000. He pled guilty to the charge on January 10, 2012.

According to court records, Ramirez admitted that from March 1, 2010, and continuing to March 28, 2011, he knowingly and intentionally conspired with Francisco Nunez-Rubio to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. During the investigation, detectives with the Idaho State Police served a search warrant on the Caldwell residence where Ramirez and Nunez-Rubio lived, and seized 238 grams of methamphetamine, a firearm, and $11,700 cash.

In the related case, on December 5, 2011, Judge Lodge sentenced Nunez-Rubio, a Mexican national, to 121 months in prison for the crimes of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and deported alien found in the United States.

The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police.