Crime

Nampa man gets 7 years in prison on federal meth, gun charges

Jose Enrique Olvera Jr., 51, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

According to court documents, officers executed a search warrant at Olvera’s residence on June 18, 2014, and found methamphetamine, scales, packaging material, drug ledgers, $2,767, seven firearms and ammunition. The firearms included a 20 gauge sawed-off shotgun with an obliterated serial number, other shotguns, rifles and a handgun. Olvera was prohibited from possessing guns because he was previously convicted of felony drug possession in 2003.

Olvera, whom investigators identified as a gang member, pleaded guilty this past November to unlawful firearm possession and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was charged as part 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. Fourteen individuals were indicted on drug and gun charges as a result of the investigation

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