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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 6, 2014

Caldwell Man Sentenced For Distributing Meth And Unlawfully Possessing A Firearm

BOISE — Matthew Navejar, 39, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 66 months in prison for unlawfully possessing firearms and distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Navejar to serve three years of supervised release and to forfeit his interest in two guns. He pleaded guilty to the charges on June 25, 2012.

According to the plea agreement, Navejar is prohibited from possessing firearms due to his 1997 conviction in Malheur County, Oregon, for manufacturing and/or possessing a destructive device. Navejar admitted that on November 21, 2011, he sold a rifle to another individual from his residence in Caldwell and assisted in the sale of a revolver. The price paid for both firearms was $165. Navejar further admitted that on November 30, 2011, he sold methamphetamine at a residence in the Nampa-Caldwell area.

The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force and is being prosecuted by the former 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 treasurevalleypartners.org.

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Updated December 15, 2014