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Nevada Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

BOISE - Diego Alejandro Alcantar-Armenta, 29, of Elko, Nevada, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 42 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Alcantar-Armenta to forfeit $8,200 in drug proceeds.  He pleaded guilty to the charge on January 11, 2016.

According to evidence presented in court, Alcantar-Armenta, who was living in Elko, Nevada, conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the state of Idaho between July 24, 2015, and September 8, 2015.  The defendant and his co-conspirators arranged for three separate deliveries of methamphetamine to the Boise area.  Investigating officers discovered the conspiracy and were able to intervene.  

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Elko Combined Narcotic Unit of Elko, Nevada. 

The case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Board.  The Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Board is a collaboration of local law enforcement drug task forces and prosecuting agencies dedicated to addressing regional drug trafficking organizations that operate in Ada, Canyon, and Malheur County.

Updated March 21, 2016

Drug Trafficking