Five Canyon County gang members indicted

CALDWELL, ID - A Canyon County grand jury has indicted five members of the Norteno gang for various firearm, gang, and drug-related charges, according to Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor.

Four men were arrested Tuesday on the indictments. Police also served seven search warrants, confiscating what they described as “numerous weapons, cash, drugs and gang paraphernalia.” Details of quantities or types of items seized were not immediately available. 

Authorities arrested:

Brian Orozco, 26, of Parma. He’s being held on a $100,000 warrant. He’s charged with supplying a firearm to a gang and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, with a gang enhancement that carries a maximum penalty of ten years.

Adan Jasso-Lopez, 25, of Nampa. He’s being held on a $250,000 warrant. He’s charged with delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), and one count of delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana) in the presence of a child. The charges have attached gang enactment penalties of maximum ten years to life.

Albert Estrada, 31, of Nampa. He’s being held on a $500,000 warrant. He faces two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), both with maximum-of-life gang enhancement penalties.

Monroe Martinez, 30, also of Nampa. He’s being held on a $200,000 warrant. He’s charged with supplying a firearm to a gang, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana). Each charge carries a gang enhancement penalty of ten years.

A fifth suspect -– identified as Israel Montiel, 29, of Nampa -– remains at large. He’s been charged with delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine) with a maximum life gang enhancement. If anyone knows of Montiel’s whereabouts, they are urged to contact their local law enforcement agency.

The charges all stem from a joint investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Nampa and Boise Police Departments. Arrests were made with the assistance of the Caldwell Police Department, the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.
 

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