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5 plead guilty in drug ring

By Staff Writer
Published On: Jan 22 2014 07:37:43 PM CST

POCATELLO, Idaho -

Five members of an eastern Idaho drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Pocatello.

  • Federico Cervera, 56, and Antonio Tamez, 39, both of Blackfoot, and Imelda Ramos, 36, of Pocatello, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine. The charge is punishable by a minimum term of ten years up to life in prison, a maximum fine of $10 million, and at least five years of supervised release.
  • Jesse J. Short, 33, of Pocatello, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of methamphetamine. The charge is punishable by a minimum term of five years up to 40 years in prison, a maximum fine of $5 million, and at least four years of supervised release.
  • Dominga Tamez, 67, of Blackfoot, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Idaho said during May 2013, the five distributed various quantities of methamphetamine in Pocatello and Heyburn.

They are scheduled to be sentenced in April.

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