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Burley Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Drug Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

POCATELLO –  Lucio Juarez, 36, of Burley, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bart M. Davis, announced.

According to the plea agreement, Juarez sold methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement agent four times between December 6, 2016, and April 3, 2017.  A fifth sale was arranged, but Juarez was arrested prior to the sale taking place.  At the time of his arrest, Juarez had in his possession approximately 11 ounces of methamphetamine.  In total, Juarez sold more than 20 ounces of methamphetamine. 

The charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine is punishable by at least 5 and up to 40 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5,000,000, and four years up to a life term of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Idaho State Police, the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office.


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Updated October 2, 2017

Drug Trafficking