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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Caldwell Man Sentenced to 7.5 Years for Trafficking Methamphetamine Near a School

BOISE – Francisco Martinez Campos, 57, of Caldwell, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 90 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute near a school, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Campos serve eight years of supervised release following his prison sentence.  Campos pleaded guilty to the charge on December 18, 2019.

According to court records, a federal grand jury indicted Campos on April 9, 2019. Law enforcement officers seized a pound of methamphetamine from Campos down the street from a middle school. Campos was under the supervision of the Idaho Department of Correction at the time of the offense.

This case was investigated by Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of federal, state, and local agencies. These agencies include Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Boise Police Department; Caldwell Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; Meridian Police Department; Nampa Police Department; and Idaho Department of Correction, Bureau of Probation and Parole.

This case was 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 southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit www.treasurevalleypartners.org.

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Drug Trafficking
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CASSIE FULGHUM Public Information Officer (208) 830-5082
Updated May 14, 2020