Juan Martin Lopez will spend the next six and a half years in federal prison for selling about 30 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer last year.
Lopez pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute earlier this year in connection with the case.
U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge sentenced the 44-year-old Lopez Tuesday to 89 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised probation and 80 hours of community service after he is released, according to U.S. Department of Justice reports.
Lopez was originally charged with two counts of drug trafficking but one of those was dropped as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, according to court records.
Federal prosecutors say Lopez sold just under 15 grams of meth twice, in March and April of 2011, to a law enforcement agent for $800 each time, according to court records.
Court records do not say if anyone else was arrested in connection with this case, which was investigated by officers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Nampa Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration.
Lopez has a lengthy history of traffic violations and a felony possession of controlled substance conviction from 2007 in Idaho state court which is information a judge will take into account when crafting a sentence for the federal drug charge.