DEC 13 (BOISE, Idaho) – Rolondo F. Gonzalez, 57, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced in United States District Court on December 12, 2012, to ten years in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distributing methamphetamine. Gonzalez was convicted after a jury trial on August 22, 2012.
During the two-day trial, the jury heard evidence that Gonzalez conspired with co-defendant Miguel Beltran-Marquez, to distribute large amounts of high purity methamphetamine. According to testimony, Gonzalez sold a total of six ounces of high purity methamphetamine to an undercover detective. Five of the six ounces were determined to be 100% pure.
Co-defendant Beltran-Marquez, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on April 30, 2012, to 188 months in prison, a $1,000 fine, and five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to forfeit $15,000 in drug proceeds.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration/DEA Task Force, which is comprised of officers from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, Nampa Police Department, Boise Police Department, and Meridian Police Department.