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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Boise Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

BOISE –  Agustin de Jesus Aguirre, 28, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today to ten years in prison and five years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Aguirre to forfeit $4,250 in drug proceeds and a Smith and Wesson, 9mm pistol.  Aguirre pleaded guilty on April 19, 2016.

According to evidence presented in court, Aguirre distributed methamphetamine to an undercover officer on three occasions, selling over five ounces of methamphetamine.  Aguirre was arrested on August 11, 2015, on an unrelated state probation violation and was found to be in possession of a 9mm pistol. Aguirre was prohibited from possessing any firearms under federal law as a result of his 2013 conviction for misdemeanor domestic battery.   

The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Boise Police Department.

 

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Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated July 26, 2016