Regional Bust Nets Eleven Arrests
Federal prosecutors say a recent investigation has netted eleven arrests in the Treasure and Magic Valley areas. The indictments unsealed Wednesday accuse the defendants of conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana in the region. The arrests and indictments are the result of a 14-month investigation by a team of federal, state and local investigators. During the searches, investigators say they seized four firearms and multiple pounds of illegal drugs. Individuals arrested in the sting reside in towns such as Parma, Wendell, Jerome, Richfield and Bliss. Those convicted of a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison.