BOISE—Rudolfo Reyes, 25, of Mountain Home, Idaho, was sentenced in United States District Court in Boise today to 52 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Reyes to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. He pled guilty to the charge on June 19, 2012.
According to the plea agreement, on July 20, 2010, Reyes, a documented member of the Southside (Sureño) street gang, sold approximately 5.2 grams of methamphetamine for $470 at a residence in Boise. Reyes admitted that he knew the substance he sold was methamphetamine and that he intentionally distributed it. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Western Laboratory in San Francisco, California tested the substance and confirmed that it contained methamphetamine.
“Methamphetamine trafficking, particularly by gang members, is a serious crime that demands a serious response from law enforcement, prosecutors, and courts,” said Olson. “Mr. Reyes will spend more than four years in federal prison for bringing this horribly addictive drug to our community. I commend the multi-agency law enforcement work that produced justice in this case.”
The investigation included the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, the Boise Police Department, the Caldwell Police Department, the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, the Fruitland Police Department, the Idaho Department of Correction, the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, the Meridian Police Department, the Nampa Police Department, the Nyssa Police Department, the Ontario (Oregon) Police Department, the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Reyes was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.