COEUR D'ALENE – John Gilbert Rincon, 41, of Lewiston, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Coeur d’Alene to 61 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Rincon to serve ten years of supervised release, and to forfeit $20,000 in U.S. currency. He pleaded guilty to the charge on December 4, 2012.
According to court documents, beginning July 2011, and continuing through December 22, 2011, Rincon participated in drug transactions, distributing fifty grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine. Three members of the conspiracy have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced: Robin L. Spencer, April Lynne Lauby, and Jacob J. Custodio.
The case was investigated by the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Orofino Police Department, Idaho State Police, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.