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Friday, March 27, 2015

Nampa Woman Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Methamphetamine



BOISE – Brandi Larrea, 31, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Larrea was indicted on October 15, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Larrea admitting selling methamphetamine at her residence in Nampa, Idaho, on five separate occasions in January and March of 2013, and from March to May of 2014, totaling 33.3 grams of actual methamphetamine. In June of 2013, law enforcement agents with the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched the defendant's residence pursuant to a search warrant and discovered 24 grams of actual methamphetamine and digital scales.

Distribution of methamphetamine is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, and at least three years of supervised release. As part of her plea, Larrea also agreed to forfeit at least $1,835.00 in cash proceeds of the charged offenses.

Sentencing is set for June 17, 2015 before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

This case and the other related cases are the result of a joint investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force and the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Caldwell Police Department; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; and Idaho Department of Probation and Parole. The Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), includes the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; and U.S. Marshals Service. 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.

The cases are being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership, the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, 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.

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