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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

Friday, May 6, 2016

Caldwell Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

BOISE - Cody Nigel Seitz, 28, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to 87 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Seitz to serve four years of supervised release and to forfeit $7,600 in drug proceeds.  Seitz pleaded guilty on January 5, 2016.

According to evidence presented in court, Seitz, who was living in Caldwell, Idaho, conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the state of Idaho between April 16, 2015, and August 28, 2015.  The defendant and his co-conspirators arranged for five separate deliveries of methamphetamine before they were apprehended.

Co-defendant, Michael Andres Menica, 47, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced on March 22, 2016, to 77 months in prison for his role in the conspiracy.  Judge Lodge also ordered Menica to serve four years of supervised release and to forfeit $7,600 in drug proceeds.  Menica pleaded guilty on December 10, 2015. 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and City County Narcotics Unit in Canyon County, Idaho.   

The case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Board.  The Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Board is a collaboration of local law enforcement drug task forces and prosecuting agencies dedicated to addressing regional drug trafficking organizations that operate in Ada, Canyon, and Malheur County.


Drug Trafficking
Updated May 6, 2016