Indalecio Cuevas-Figueroa, 34, admitted possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced in a news release.
Cuevas-Figueroa was indicted by a federal grand jury a year ago and entered a guilty plea Tueday. According to court documents, in 2013 and 2014, Nampa police detectives made several “controlled buys” of methamphetamine from Cuevas-Figueroa. During one of the buys, Cuevas-Figueroa also sold a Browning 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Cuevas-Figueroa is prohibited from possessing a firearm because he is a Mexican national living unlawfully in the United States, officials said.
In one incident, Cuevas-Figueroa sold approximately 108.3 grams of methamphetamine that lab tests showed as 96.8 percent pure, according to court documents. Possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute is punishable by at least 10 years, and as much as life, in prison and a $10,000,000 fine.
The case was investigated by Nampa police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.