Crime

Boise man gets 10 years in federal prison for selling meth

Agustin de Jesus Aguirre, 28, was sentenced Tuesday for selling more than five ounces of meth to an undercover officer on three occasions and unlawful possession of a firearm, Idaho's U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson announced.

Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Aguirre to forfeit $4,250 in drug proceeds and a 9mm pistol. The sentence includes five years of supervised release after his prison term is complete. Aguirre pleaded guilty on April 19.

In addition to the drug investigation, Aguirre was arrested in August 2015, on an unrelated state probation violation and was found to be in possession of a 9mm pistol. He was prohibited from possessing any firearms under federal law as a result of his 2013 conviction for misdemeanor domestic battery, Olson said.

The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Boise Police Department.

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