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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 1, 2016