Meridian man sentenced to over 12 years in federal prison for trafficking meth
POCATELLO – Cesar Urrea-Navarette, 34, of Meridian, was sentenced in federal court Monday to over 12 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute more than fifty grams of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said. Chief U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill also fined Urrea-Navarette $1,000. He pleaded guilty to the charge on December 18, 2012.
According to an indictment, a meeting was arranged by a third party between Urrea-Navarette and an undercover officer. At that meeting, Urrea-Navarette sold the undercover officer a little over 55 grams of methamphetamine for $2,400 from a vehicle located in a restaurant parking lot in Boise. Federal Prosecutors say Urrea-Navarette admitted he possessed the drug with the intent to distribute it in 2011.
Co-defendant Ruben Moreno Sanchez, of Boise, was sentenced in last year to over 12 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine.