POCATELLO – Emilio Raymond Martinez, 31, of Rigby, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to 80 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. He appeared before Judge N. Randy Smith of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting by designation as a district court judge. Martinez pleaded guilty to the charge on October 16, 2013.
According to court documents, on February 26, 2013, during execution of a search warrant at a residence in Bonneville County, officers found Martinez in possession of methamphetamine, which he intended to distribute, and paraphernalia.
Martinez’s co-defendant Sammy Joe Aguirre, 27, of Idaho Falls, pleaded guilty in November 2013 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 21, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
The case is the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Idaho State Police, with assistance from the Idaho Falls Police Department and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. Other federal agencies participating in the OCEDTF program include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), 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.