Cesar Urrea-Navarette, 34, found out Monday he will spend the next 12 1/2 years in a federal prison for selling an undercover officer 55 grams of methamphetamine outside the Boise Hooters in 2011.
Urrea-Navarette, of Meridian, will also have to spend five years on federal probation after he gets out of prison. Chief U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill also fined Urrea-Navarette $1,000 in a sentence imposed at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
Urrea-Navarette pleaded guilty in December to a charge of possession with intent to distribute in excess of fifty grams of methamphetamine.
Federal prosecutors say Urrea-Navarette met with an undercover officer outside Hooters on July 7, 2011, and sold the officer 55.10 grams of meth for $2,400. Prosecutors also say Urrea-Navarette admitted to having meth for sale at other dates in 2011.
Co-defendant Ruben Moreno Sanchez, of Boise, also 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.