Sentencing for Trafficking Methamphetamine in Idaho
April 17 – (Boise, ID)-- Juan Carlos Morales-Cardenas, 39, of San Bernardino, California, was sentenced April 16, 2012, to 97 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Morales-Cardenas was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term. He pled guilty to the charge on January 24, 2012.
According to court documents, Morales-Cardenas was involved in a conspiracy with others to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine in Idaho. Morales-Cardenas admitted that he supplied methamphetamine to persons who subsequently brought the methamphetamine to Idaho. He also traveled to Idaho to meet with his co-conspirators, during which time he sold methamphetamine to them.
To date, eight co-conspirators have been sentenced to federal prison on related drug trafficking charges.
The case was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Nampa Police Department.The OCDETF 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.