A man who sold 55 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer outside the Hooters restaurant in Boise faces 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to a drug felony.
Cesar Urrea-Navarrete, 34, a Mexican national, is to be sentenced March 4 by U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello. Urrea-Navarrete admitted Tuesday to selling the meth on July 7, 2011.
Co-defendant Ruben Moreno Sanchez, of Boise, is serving 12 1/2 years in prison after being sentenced in September. Sanchez was arrested with 134 grams of methamphetamine in August 2011 after a bail bondsman contacted him at the Boise Inn about a debt.
Sanchez told the bondsman "that he had a pound of methamphetamine in his motel room, and that he was going to sell it to pay the balance he owed on his bond," according to court documents.
The bondsman called police, who obtained a search warrant for the motel room and arrested Sanchez. Sanchez is serving his 151-month sentence at a low-security federal prison in Colorado.