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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Washington Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

BOISE – Sergio Maldonado-Farias, 39, of Monroe, Washington, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Maldonado-Farias, a Mexican national, is likely to be deported to Mexico at the end of his prison term.  Maldonado-Farias pleaded guilty on March 22, 2016.

According to the plea agreement, Maldonado-Farias had stopped his vehicle on the shoulder of I-84 near Jerome, Idaho.  An Idaho State Police trooper arrived to assist Maldonado-Farias and subsequently asked for consent to search his vehicle.  Maldonado-Farias granted consent and the officer located two bricks containing methamphetamine.  Maldonado-Farias admitted that he was transporting methamphetamine to distribute to another individual.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Idaho State Police.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 1, 2016