Malta Men Sentenced on Drug Charges
POCATELLO, Idaho (KLIX) Two Malta men were sentenced for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine last week.
Edgar Amador-Carrillo, 23, and Atenedoro Hernandez-Gomez, 28, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Hernandez-Gomez was also sentenced for possession of a firearm. Amador-Carrillo got 135 months in prison and Hernandez-Gomez will serve 150 months behind bars. A California co-defendant was also sentenced on drug charges. The two men pleaded guilty in June.
According to the plea agreements:
On January 21, 2016, Amador-Carrillo agreed to provide an undercover officer with one pound of methamphetamine. While traveling to the location of the meeting, Amador-Carrillo and Hernandez-Gomez were stopped by law enforcement in Bonneville County, Idaho. A search of the vehicle uncovered 454 grams of actual methamphetamine. Additionally, a search of the vehicle recovered a Star Arms .45 ACP handgun, serial number 2060457, in the glove compartment of the car. A fingerprint of Amador-Carrillo’s was found on the handgun. Prior to that, Aguilar received $1,000 from Amador-Carrillo in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Aguilar knew this money represented the proceeds from the sale of methamphetamine. At Amador-Carrillo’s direction, Aguilar wired this money via Money-Gram to a person out of state.