Jose Manuel Menchaca, 35, of Nampa was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine, Idaho's U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Menchaca to serve four years of supervised release following his prison term, during which he may not have contact with documented gang members. Menchaca pleaded guilty to the charge on March 10.
According to the plea agreement, Menchaca sold methamphetamine to a police informant in February 2013. Menchaca sold methamphetamine to a second police informant in March and April 2014.
In a related case, Nicole Danelle Nieto, 31 of Nampa, was sentenced Tuesday to about three and a half years in prison for distributing methamphetamine.
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And Michael David Bradshaw, 31, of Nampa, pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing methamphetamine. Bradshaw admitted that he sold methamphetamine to a police informant in Caldwell in September and October of 2013. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 6.
Menchaca, Nieto and Bradshaw were all charged as a result of an investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which focused on the “Norteno” Northside gang that is active in Nampa and other parts of the Treasure Valley.