RUPERT — A Minidoka County woman has been charged in federal district court with two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Crystal Ruiz, 38, was arrested Wednesday by the Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant, according to the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center booking sheets.

According to district court documents the first grand jury charge stems from an incident on Sept. 29, 2016, where investigators said Ruiz possessed with intent to distribute a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

The second count states Ruiz possessed a substance containing methamphetamine on Oct. 17, 2016.

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If she is convicted on one or more of the allegations she will forfeit any property derived from any proceeds she obtained as a result of the offenses or property used or intended to be used to facilitate the commission of the crimes. The property includes cash.


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