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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Violation

BOISE – A Nampa man pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to court records, on June 29, 2021, during arrest on an outstanding warrant, David Valdez, 40, of Nampa, was found in possession of a loaded 9mm caliber pistol. At the time of the arrest, Valdez was prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2018 felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance.

Valdez is scheduled to be sentenced on June 1, 2022. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr., of the District of Idaho made the announcement and commended the cooperative efforts of the Middleton Police Department and the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which led to charges. The Task Force is comprised of federal, state, and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Boise Police Department; Caldwell Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; Meridian Police Department; Nampa Police Department; and Idaho Department of Correction.

This case was prosecuted by the 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 www.treasurevalleypartners.org.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
CASSIE FULGHUM Public Information Officer (208) 334-1211
Updated March 8, 2022