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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Grandview Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

BOISE - Jose Antonio Diaz-Juarez, 45, of Grandview, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to 27 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Diaz-Juarez to forfeit $8,200 in drug proceeds.  He will be deported to Mexico at the end of his prison term.  Diaz-Juarez pleaded guilty on January 14, 2016.

According to his plea agreement, Diaz-Juarez, who was living in Grandview Idaho, conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the state of Idaho between July 24, 2015, and September 8, 2015.  The defendant and his co-conspirators arranged for three separate deliveries of methamphetamine to the Boise area.  An investigating officer discovered the conspiracy and was able to intervene.  

Codefendant, Daniel Valdenegro-Zafiro, 24, of Elko, Nevada, was sentenced on April 19, 2016, to 52 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Judge Winmill also ordered Valdenegro-Zafiro to forfeit $8,200 in drug proceeds.  He will be deported to Mexico at the end of his prison term.  Valdenegro-Zafiro pleaded guilty on January 20, 2016. 

Codefendant, Diego Alejandro Alcantar-Armenta, 29, of Elko, Nevada, was sentenced on March 21, 2016, to 42 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Judge Winmill also ordered Alcantar-Armenta to forfeit $8,200 in drug proceeds.  He will be deported to Mexico at the end of his prison term.  Alcantar-Armenta pleaded guilty on January 11, 2016.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Elko Combined Narcotic Unit of Elko, Nevada. 

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.

 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated April 22, 2016