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Man Sentenced 20 Years in Prison For Meth & Fentanyl Trafficking in Idaho

Man Sentenced 20 Years in Prison For Meth & Fentanyl Trafficking in Idaho

Boise, Idaho: A 31-year-old resident of Caldwell, Rigoverto Hernandez, has been sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for his involvement in the possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit.

On April 4, 2023, law enforcement officers from the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force carried out a search warrant at an Airbnb where Hernandez was residing.

A substantial amount of drugs and firearms were found during the search, including a large number of fentanyl pills, a significant quantity of methamphetamine, and multiple firearms.

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Because of his previous felony convictions, which included unlawful possession of a firearm, burglary, and possession of a controlled substance, Hernandez was not allowed to have firearms.

Hernandez has a criminal background that includes his past association with a local gang, which he says he left in 2014. He credited his early involvement in gangs to the pervasive gang violence in his surroundings.

Alongside his prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Amanda K. Brailsford has also mandated that Hernandez serve 5 years of supervised release after his time behind bars. Hernandez admitted his guilt for the federal charge in November 2023.

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