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Mountain Home Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2012

BOISE – Rudolfo Reyes, 29, of Mountain Home, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court in Boise to distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, on July 20, 2010, Reyes sold approximately 5.2 grams of methamphetamine for $470 at a Boise residence. Reyes admitted that he knew the substance he sold was methamphetamine and that he intentionally distributed it. The substance was tested by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Western Laboratory in San Francisco, California, and was confirmed to be a substance containing methamphetamine.

The charge carries a maximum punishment of up to 20 years in prison, a fine up to $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for August 30, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force and 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 southeast Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit www.treasurevalleypartners.org.