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Illegal Alien from Honduras Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 02, 2010
  • District of Idaho (208) 334-1211

Francisco Javier Rivera-Suazo, a/k/a Damien Lopez, a/k/a "Spiderman," 27, of Honduras, was sentenced on Monday to 240 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. His federal sentence will run consecutively to a state sentence being served for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Rivera-Suazo to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay a $1,500 fine. Rivera-Suazo will be deported following his release from federal prison. He was convicted in August 2010 by a federal jury in Boise.

During the two-day trial, the jury heard evidence that Rivera-Suazo conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine. One witness testified that Rivera-Suazo distributed approximately 25 pounds of high-grade crystal methamphetamine which he brought to Idaho from southern California during the course of the conspiracy in 2008.

This case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of investigators from the FBI, ATF, Ada and Canyon County Sheriff's Offices, Boise, Caldwell, Meridian, and Nampa City Police Departments, and the Idaho Department of Corrections.

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