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Two Elmore County men admit to distributing meth in Mountain Home

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Two Elmore County men pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to one count of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute the drug.

Raul Garcia-Rosales, 39, of Mountain Home and Jaime Guerrero, 26, of Glenns Ferry are set for sentencing on Feb. 12, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.

According to the plea agreement, Garcia-Rosales admitted that he received approximately one pound of methamphetamine from co-defendant Jamie Guerrero in Elmore County on Sept. 14, 2011. They then distributed it to an undercover officer at a truck stop in Mountain Home.

Guerrero admitted that he supplied the methamphetamine to Garcia-Rosales. Both men acknowledged the substance they were distributing was methamphetamine.

The charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1 million and at least three years of supervised release.

The case was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, led by the Idaho State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office. The program is a federal multi agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.

Federal task force members include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the DEA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Marshals Service.



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