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.