Leader of meth-trafficking group gets 20 years prison

Oscar Adan Jaimez-Munoz, 23, a Mexican national living in California, must spend two decades in federal prison and forefeit $100,000 in drug proceeds, a federal judge ruled in Boise.

According to his plea agreement, Jaimez-Munoz traveled to Idaho and distributed high purity methamphetamine in the Treasure Valley. He conspired with co-defendants to import more than 4.5 kilograms of pure methamphetamine from California for distribution in the Treasure Valley, Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said, describing Jaimez-Munoz as the leader of a large-scale meth-trafficking organization.

Jaimez-Munoz was arrested Jan. 13 when he attempted to sell eight pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover officer, according to court records. He will be deported to Mexico after serving his prison sentence.

“We hope this sentence will deter others who choose to profit from peddling this poison in our community," Olson said in a news release Friday.