Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho
BOISE – Joe Angel Trujillo, 24, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced. A federal grand jury indicted Trujillo on September 14, 2016. The superseding information alleges that Trujillo possessed with the intent to distribute over fifty grams of actual methamphetamine.
According to statements made at the hearing, officers arrested Trujillo on July 19, 2016, on outstanding felony warrants at a residence in Nampa, Idaho. Officers had surveilled the residence prior to arresting Trujillo and observed him entering the residence wearing a grey coat and carrying a black backpack. At the time of his arrest, officers observed Trujillo standing near the grey coat he had been wearing and the backpack he had been seen carrying. Officers searched the backpack and found over 1,000 grams of pure methamphetamine, a Smith & Wesson .380 caliber pistol, ammunition, and digital scales. Officers also searched and found over $4,000 in the pocket of the grey coat and over $500 on Trujillo’s person. Sentencing is set for June 29, 2017, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine is punishable by at least ten years and up to life imprisonment, at least five years of supervised release, a $10,000,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.
The case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Nampa Police Department.
Updated April 21, 2017