BURLEY — A father and son were the supply source for several large-scale meth traffickers in the Treasure Valley, federal prosecutors say. Now, Sergio Chavez-Verduzco and Sergio Chavez-Macias, both from Burley, have been sentenced to federal prison.
Chavez-Verduzco was also sentenced for his participation in a continuing criminal enterprise, U.S. Attorney Bart Davis said in a statement.
Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced Chavez-Verduzco to 35 years in prison, and Chavez-Macias to 12 years. Judge Winmill also ordered that both serve five years of supervised release and to forfeit $420,000 in drug proceeds.
In June a federal jury found the two guilty after a five day trial.
Evidence presented in court showed that, in 2015 and early 2016, Chavez-Verduzco and Chavez-Macias supplied Boise-area traffickers with hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine, prosecutors said.
Investigators from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the City County Narcotics Unit of Canyon County, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Gooding County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Idaho State Police helped in the case.