Romos-Gonzalez aka “Taliban” Sentenced for Meth Trafficking in Idaho
June 5 – (Boise, ID) – Jose Romos-Gonzalez, 25, also known as “Taliban,” a Mexican national illegally in the United States, was sentenced today to 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine. The court also ordered Romos-Gonzalez to forfeit $160,000 in drugs proceeds.
Romos-Gonzalez was convicted on March 12, 2012, by a federal jury for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distributing methamphetamine. Romos-Gonzalez was living in Caldwell, Idaho, at the time of his arrest. During the trial, the jury heard evidence that between January 1 and May 18, 2011, Romos-Gonzalez and Angel Valdez-Soto entered into a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Ada and Canyon counties in Idaho. Romos-Gonzalez and Valdez-Soto traveled to California on several occasions to obtain pound quantities of methamphetamine.
The following co-defendants have been sentenced by the court:
Two additional co-defendants, Luis Angel Nunez-Leon and Jose Gregorio Valenzuela-Favela, are fugitives.The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Boise Police Department Narcotics Unit, and the Nampa Police Department.