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Leader of Large-Scale Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison

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

BOISE- Oscar Adan Jaimez-Munoz, 23, a Mexican national residing illegally in California, was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison for his leadership role in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Visiting United States District Judge Dee Benson also ordered Jaimez-Munoz to serve five years of supervised release following his release from prison, and to forfeit $100,000 in drug proceeds. Jaimez-Munoz pleaded guilty on July 20, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, Jaimez-Munoz was living in California in 2014, when he decided to travel to Idaho and begin distributing high purity methamphetamine in the Treasure Valley.  He conspired with co-defendants to import over 4.5 kilograms of pure methamphetamine from California for distribution in the Treasure Valley.  He was arrested on January 13, 2015, when he attempted to sell eight pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover officer.  Jaimez-Munoz was also in possession of a 9 millimeter pistol.  Jaimez-Munoz will be deported to Mexico after serving his prison sentence.

“Mr. Jaimez-Munoz’s sentence demonstrates that those who bring methamphetamine, a highly addictive and dangerous drug, into our communities will be vigorously prosecuted,” said Olson.  “We hope this sentence will deter others who choose to profit from peddling this poison in our community.  This office will work together with its federal, state and local law enforcement partners to bring drug traffickers to justice.”

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, the Boise Police Department, the Meridian Police Department and the Nampa Police Department, as well as the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which includes the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; and U.S. Marshals Service. The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.


Updated October 23, 2015

Drug Trafficking