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Washington Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

JUN 03 (BOISE, Idaho) – Sergio Maldonado-Farias, 39, of Monroe, Washington, was sentenced on June 1, 2016, to 18 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. 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.

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