David Gregory Mendoza, 37, of Caldwell was sentenced Tuesday to three and a half years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine, Idaho's U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement and information presented in court, Mendoza admitted to selling approximately one-eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine last September to a person who was assisting law enforcement as a confidential informant. Mendoza pleaded guilty on June 9.
Mendoza is a documented gang member and during the court hearing today, U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge ordered Mendoza to have no contact with gang members upon release from prison.
The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes federal, state and local agencies.