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4 plead guilty in meth ring

By Staff Writer
Published On: Jan 25 2013 05:36:53 PM CST

POCATELLO, Idaho -

As part of a nine-month federal, state and local investigation, four more co-conspirators have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

Thirteen defendants included in the organization have pleaded guilty so far.

U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson said 31-year-old Isidoro David Herrerra, 22-year-old Alberto Abarca, 29-year-old Nicolas Olsen, all of Idaho Falls, and 26-year-old Ana Valdez-Ceja of Shelley pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement in U.S District Court in Pocatello on Wednesday.

According to a news release, the four, as part of a large drug trafficking organization, obtained more than half a million dollars selling methamphetamine.

Prosecutors said several defendants made false loan application to local banks to further the laundering of that money.

They're scheduled for sentencing this spring.

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