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Oregon Man Sentenced for Possession and Distribution of Meth and for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

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

BOISE – Robert Iracheta, 27, of Vale, Oregon, was sentenced today to180 months in prison for possession and distribution of methamphetamine, and for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Iracheta to serve five years of supervised release following his release from prison.  Iracheta pleaded guilty on August 27, 2015.

According to court proceedings, Iracheta was arrested in Payette, Idaho, on March 18, 2015.  When the officers searched the home he shared with his girlfriend and infant child they found a locked safe containing seven plastic baggies with 148.58 grams of actual methamphetamine, a Lorcin .22 caliber pistol, and $2,760 in cash, as well as paraphernalia.  Iracheta admitted he possessed the methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.  These items were forfeited by Iracheta as part of his sentence.

“Severe federal prison sentences are reserved for those who traffic in addictive illegal drugs and use firearms to further their unlawful conduct,” said Olson.  “With our state and federal law enforcement partners, we will vigilantly pursue those who pose this specific danger to our communities.” 

The case was investigated by the High Desert Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.


Updated November 24, 2015

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