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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Idaho

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wendy J. Olson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Becky Early

Mexican National Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

BOISE –Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nava, 26, a Mexican National, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Rodriguez-Nava to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. It is anticipated that he will be deported following his release from prison.

According to court documents, a vehicle in which Rodriguez-Nava was a passenger was stopped for a traffic violation in Twin Falls, Idaho. He was found to be in possession of approximately 48 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun. Rodriquez-Nava admitted ownership of the firearm and admitted to selling methamphetamine. He was determined to be an illegal alien living unlawfully in the Magic Valley.

The case was investigated by Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, as well as federal agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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