POCATELLO - Lucio Juarez, of Burley, Idaho, was indicted April 25, 2017, by a federal grand jury sitting in Pocatello for distribution of and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez, announced.
The indictment alleges that between December 2016 and April 2017, Juarez conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. In addition, Juarez is alleged to have distributed methamphetamine on four occasions within the timeframe of the conspiracy. Law enforcement executed search warrants in Burley and Heyburn on Wednesday, April 26th, related to the case.
The charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine are punishable by a term of imprisonment of no less than five and up to forty years, a maximum fine of $5,000,000, and at least four years of supervised release.
A trial is set for July 3, 2017 before U.S. District Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Idaho State Police, the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minnedoka County Sheriff’s Office.
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.