TREASURE VALLEY —Thirteen people including four from Nampa were indicted this week by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.
Officials said all 13 have been arrested and face trial. Initial appearances were held for 12 of the 13 defendants on Tuesday. A trial has been scheduled for Sept. 13.
Federal authorities identified the defendants as: Jose Gallardo-Dedios, 36, of Nampa; Guadalupe Valenzuela, 42, of Nampa; Heidi Tucker, 42, of Meridian; Quentin Mick, 27, of Boise; Jason Marr, 24, of Boise; Francisco Quinones, 47, of Los Angeles; Jorge Valdez, 31, of Nampa; Haylee Lindauer, 31, of Boise; Kalli Lindauer, 28, of Boise; Juan Antonio Arvizu-Betancourt, 63, of Nampa; Shawn Peterson, 32, of American Falls; Fortino Bastidas, 31, of Los Angeles and Nabor Martinez-Herrera, 47, of Salt Lake City.
According to the indictment, between March 2009 and July 2010, the defendants conspired to distribute at least 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
The defendants each face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison if they are convicted.
The Boise Police Department’s Bandit Drug Unit and the U.S, Drug Enforcement Administration led the investigation.
Officials said the Nampa Police Department, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and Meridian Police Department assisted in the investigation.