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Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Meth for Distribution and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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

BOISE – Indalecio Cuevas-Figueroa, 34, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Cuevas-Figueroa was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 14, 2015.

According to court documents, in 2013 and 2014, Nampa Police detectives made several “controlled buys” of methamphetamine from Cuevas-Figueroa.  During one of the controlled buys, Cuevas-Figueroa also sold a Browning 9mm semi-automatic pistol.  Cuevas-Figueroa is prohibited from possessing a firearm because he is a Mexican national residing unlawfully in the United States.  On October 15, 2014, defendant Cuevas-Figueroa sold approximately 108.3 grams of methamphetamine.  Resulting lab tests showed that this was 96.8% pure.  The total amount of actual methamphetamine attributable to Cuevas-Figueroa is approximately 131 grams.

Possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute is punishable by a minimum term of 10 years up to life in prison, and a $10,000,000 fine.  Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine

The case was investigated by the City County Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Updated January 6, 2016

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