Las Vegas Woman Sentenced for Meth Distribution
BOISE—Sadith Chavez—Perez, 23, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced today to 71 months for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Dee V. Benson, visiting from the District of Utah, also ordered Chavez-Perez to serve five years of supervised release following her prison term. Chavez-Perez pleaded guilty on May 20, 2014. She is subject to deportation upon completion of her sentence.
According to the plea agreement, on March 27, 2013, Chavez-Perez met with an undercover officer at a parking lot in Meridian, Idaho. At the meeting Chavez-Perez discussed future drug transactions with the undercover officer. On April 11, 2013, Chavez-Perez made arrangements with the undercover officer to deliver five ounces of methamphetamine to the undercover officer. The methamphetamine was delivered to the undercover officer by a co-defendant later that day. Chavez-Perez subsequently arranged for another delivery of two pounds of methamphetamine to the undercover officer on or about May 15, 2013. While enroute to this meeting, Chavez-Perez was stopped by law enforcement in Ely, Nevada. In the vehicle officers found 1,321 grams of actual methamphetamine.
The case was the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in conjunction with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Meridian Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, the Nampa Police Department, and the White Pine County, Nevada Sheriff’s Office. Other federal agencies participating in the OCDETF program include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Marshals Service.
The OCDETF program is a federal multi agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.