July 13, 2011
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Phone Number: (206) 553-5443
Three Idaho Men Sentenced For Drug Trafficking
BOISE - Mark Thomas, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Seattle Field Division, announced that Jose Cirilo-Duran, 62, of Weiser, Juana Salto-Vivanco, 29, of Caldwell and Juan Ramirez- Bolanos, 39, of Caldwell, were sentenced to federal prison in early July for drug trafficking.
According to court records, on several occasions in 2009 and 2010, Ramirez-Bolanos and Salto-Vivanco sold methamphetamine to law enforcement. In March 2010, Salto-Vivanco coordinated the delivery of two pounds of methamphetamine to Fruteria y Abarrotes la Michoacana, a Weiser, Idaho, store owned by Cirilo-Duran. The methamphetamine was kept inside Cirilo-Duran’s store until May 30, 2010, when it was transported by vehicle out of Idaho. It was eventually seized by law enforcement during a traffic stop outside of Ely, Nevada.
Salto-Vivanco pleaded guilty to January 31 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana and was sentenced to 108 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Cirilo-Duran pleaded guilty on February 10 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Ramirez-Bolanos pleaded guilty on April 11 to six counts of distributing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 115 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release.
Two co-defendants, Fernando Luna-Rodriguez, 32, of California, and Ricardo Payan-Beltran, 39, a Mexican national, each received a 30 months sentence in June for drug trafficking.
The indictment was the result of a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Nampa City Police Department. This was an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation, providing supplemental federal funding to the federal and state agencies involved.