A Caldwell drug dealer with a history of methamphetamine use is headed to prison for at least five years.
Jose Ramon Tapia, Jr., 26, was sentenced in 2008 to two to three years in prison for possession of a controlled substance.
He was on probation for that conviction when he was arrested again last November after Caldwell police found four pounds of meth in his home while serving a search warrant.
"Tapia admitted to police that the methamphetamine belonged to him and that he had been dealing methamphetamine for the previous six months," according to a news release from the Canyon County Prosecutor's Office.
Third District Judge Susan E. Wiebe sentenced Tapia Thursday to 20 years in prison with eligibility for parole after five years.