Twin Falls Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution
BOISE – Matthew John Mingoia, Jr., 62, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 84 months in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Mingoia to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. Mingoia pleaded guilty on February 23, 2016.
According to information presented in court, Idaho State Police officers received information that Mingoia was selling methamphetamine in the Twin Falls area. On December 3, 2014, investigators executed a search warrant at Mingoia’s residence and located methamphetamine, a firearm, baggies, scales, paraphernalia, surveillance cameras, and other items indicative of methamphetamine distribution.
In determining his sentence, Judge Lodge found that Mr. Mingoia was a habitual offender with multiple prior felony drug convictions. Mingoia has previous convictions of possession of controlled substances for sale in 1999, 2005, and 2007.
The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.