BOISE — Jose Silva, 31, was sentenced to over four years in federal prison Monday for his role in a prison gangs methamphetamine operation.
Silva was nabbed along with 22 others after a lengthy investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The task force examined the Aryan Knights gangs involvement in methamphetamine trafficking and creation.
The Aryan Knights is a gang active in Idaho prisons, with some members operating on the outside. The 23 people charged as part of the investigation were gang members or associates of the group, according to the Department of Justice.
In addition to the 52-month sentence, the judge also ordered Silva to undergo three years of supervised release once his stint in prison is over. All 23 people charged have pleaded guilty. Silva is the 19th to be charged. Four more defendants are awaiting sentencing.