Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor announced Tuesday that Gregorio Sanchez Chavez, 30, of California, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge George A. Southworth to 12 years in prison, 7 fixed, on a felony charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.
A felony warrant was issued for Chavez in 2005 after an investigation by Mountain Home police and Idaho State Police into a large-scale drug operation that Chavez was involved in. Chavez was arrested this past February after fleeing to California.
He was sentenced for having more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine in the 2005 incident.
Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker explained that the county took over prosecuting the case because Chavez took Idaho State Police to a house and storage unit in Caldwell and turned meth over to authorities.
Chavez was also ordered to pay $300 in restitution for lab testing.
This is a great example of law enforcement agencies in separate states working together to bring a criminal to justice, Taylor said. Mr. Chavez deserves to spend a considerable time in prison, not only for dealing drugs, but also for not taking accountability for his actions.