Two Nampa women get federal prison for distributing meth

Two Nampa women were sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for distribution of methamphetamine, Idaho's U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson announced.

Federal Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced Brandi Larrea, 31, to four years in prison, and Tara Noelle Rivera, 30, to two years in prison.

Both women pleaded guilty in March. According to the plea agreement, Larrea admitting selling methamphetamine at her Nampa residence on five separate occasions in January and March of 2013, and from March to May of 2014, totaling 33.3 grams of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Rivera admitted to selling methamphetamine to a police informant on three separate occasions in March 2014 and admitted selling a 9 mm. pistol to the informant.

The cases are part of a larger long-term investigation by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The investigation focused on the “Norteno” Northside gang, which is active in Nampa and other parts of the Treasure Valley. Fourteen individuals were indicted on drug and weapons charges.