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Nampa Man Sentenced for 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, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 78 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a firearm by a person unlawfully in the United States, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Cuevas-Figueroa to serve five years of supervised release following his release from prison.  Cuevas-Figeroa pleaded guilty to the charges on January 5, 2016.

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

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


Updated April 15, 2016

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