Friday, October 24, 2014

Mexican National Sentenced for Meth Distribution

POCATELLO – Jose Fabian Felix-Burgos, 41, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced Wednesday to 115 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Felix-Burgos to pay a $400 fine. Felix-Burgos pleaded guilty to the charge on June 25, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, on August 1, 2013, the defendant assisted in the delivery of methamphetamine to an undercover officer in Heyburn, Idaho. Specifically, the defendant met with a co-defendant and the undercover officer at a restaurant in Heyburn, Idaho. The purpose of the meeting was to provide methamphetamine to the undercover officer. During the meeting, at the direction of the co-defendant, the defendant retrieved a box containing over a pound of methamphetamine from their vehicle, and gave it to the undercover officer.

The case was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Canyon County Narcotics Unit, Meridian Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and the Mini-Cassia Drug Task Force.

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.