Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Idaho State Police Conclude 3 Year Investigation; Seize Thousands of Dollars Worth of Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana and Ecstasy

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District 2 (208) 799-5150

LEWISTON - The Idaho State Police has concluded a three year investigation involving the distribution and sale of illicit drugs in the Lewiston and Clarkston area that has resulted in one arrest and over a hundred thousand dollars worth of drugs out of that community.

One man, age 38, with multiple aliases was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of a controlled substance. After fingerprinting, he was identified as Francisco Munguia Diaz, aka Glen Cadenas, aka "Chico," aka "Theo." During the arrest and subsequent search warrants, law enforcement seized 2 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $62,000, 1 pound of cocaine with a street value of $22,000, 6 pounds of marijuana with a street value $18,000, 189 ecstasy pills with a street value of $1,900. Police also seized drug proceeds in the amount of $186,000 in cash and 6 vehicles used in the distribution of the drugs.

"Although this has been a long investigation and a lot of man hours, the arrest and seizure came together at the end with the help of multiple law enforcement agencies," said ISP Detective Bryce Scrimsher. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Indian Affairs were long-term partners in the investigation and the Lewiston Police Department, Nez Perce Tribal Police and the Quad City Drug Task Force assisted with search warrants and the arrest.

The case against Diaz is currently being prosecuted in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.