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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Nampa Man Sentenced to Prison on Federal Drug Charge

BOISE – Adamsely Mendoza Mercado, 41, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced today to 151 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.  A federal grand jury indicted Mercado on September 14, 2017.

According to court records, law enforcement used an undercover officer to arrange the purchase of three ounces of methamphetamine from Mercado.  The officer met Mercado at his residence in Nampa, Idaho.  The officer provided Mercado with cash and Mercado provided the officer with three ounces of methamphetamine.  The Idaho State Police Forensics Lab determined over fifty grams was pure methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force.  The Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Caldwell Police Department; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; and Idaho Department of Probation and Parole.

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 treasurevalleypartners.org.

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Drug Trafficking
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CASSIE FULGHUM Public Information Officer FRANCIS ZEBARI Special Assistant United States Attorney (208) 334-1121
Updated May 11, 2018