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Five men sentenced to federal prison for distributing meth in Idaho

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Five men sentenced for their role in large drug trafficking ring. Five men sentenced for their role in large drug trafficking ring.
TREASURE VALLEY, Idaho -

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, five men were sentenced Wednesday for their role in a large methamphetamine trafficking ring.

29-year-old Jose Reynaldo Cardenas of Porterville, California admitted to distributing 221.5 grams of pure methamphetamine to an undercover officer in Caldwell, Idaho. According to law enforcement, Cardenas told them that he was part of a large trafficking ring that transported twenty to thirty pounds of methamphetamine every three days over the course of two years. Cardenas was sentenced to 12 years in prison and was ordered to forefit $100,000 of his cash proceeds. 

41-year-old Angelo Angel Rivas of Nampa, Idaho was arrested in Boise after law enforcement say he traveled to Mexico to pick up a methamphetamine and heroin shipment. Officials say they found the drugs hidden in gas tank of Rivas' vehicle. Rivas was sentenced to serve ten years in prison and ordered to forefit $15,000 in cash proceeds. 

44-year-old Lance Ryan Ward of Boise, Idaho and 34-year-old Joshua James Alford of Garden Valley, Idaho both admitted to purchasing a pound of methamphetamine from a co-conspirator and selling half of the purchase to an undercover officer. Officials say Ward was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison and Alford was sentenced to serve ten. Officials say both men were ordered to forefit $100,000 in cash proceeds. 

According to the Department of Justice, 33-year-old Rodolfo Hernandez Gonzalez of Nampa, Idaho admitted to selling two ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover detective. Gonzalez was sentenced to serve five years in prison, and ordered to forefit $,1200 in cash proceeds. 

Officials say that all five men had previous run ins with the law, and upon serving their time for their part in the large trafficking ring, they will be on supervised release. 

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