Final defendant sentenced in 2011 drug case

May 13, 2014 

A Mexican national was sentenced Monday to two and a half years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine.

Luis Angel Nunez Leon, 25, was also ordered to forfeit $6,060 in cash, during sentencing by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour, a visiting judge from the Western District of Washington.

Nunez, who was in the United States illegally, pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 26. During that hearing, he admitted driving co-defendant Angel Valdez Soto to a drug transaction in Caldwell on April 11, 2011. Valdez sold 55 grams of meth to a confidential informant.

Valdez, also a Mexican national, was sentenced in May 2012 to nine years in prison. Jose Romos Gonzales, also from Mexico, was sentenced in June 2012 to 15.7 years in prison, while Jose Gregorio Valenzuela Favela, also from Mexico, was sentenced in February to 4.8 years. Roy Brian Coolidge of Nampa was sentenced in April 2002 to 4.8 years.

The case was investigated by the Boise Police Department Narcotics Unit, Nampa Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

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