09-26-11 Nampa Gang Member sentenced to 6+ years for
News Release from the U.S. Department of Justice, United States
Attorney District of Idaho. This case was investigated by officers
with the Boise Police Department.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
CONTACT: PAMELA BEARG
Public Information Officer
Assistant United States Attorney
Nampa Gang Member Gets 75 Months in Federal Prison
BOISE - Israel Jacob Salinas, 27, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced
today in United States District Court in Boise to 75 months in
federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and for violating
the conditions of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson
announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Salinas to
63 months for distributing methamphetamine and an additional 12
months for violating his supervised release. The sentences will run
consecutively. Salinas is required to serve five years of
supervised release following his prison term and complete 200 hours
of community service. He pleaded guilty to the charge on July 6,
According to the plea agreement, Salinas admitted that after he was
released from federal prison in the spring of 2010, he distributed
two ounces of methamphetamine in Canyon County, Idaho. Salinas was
on federal supervised release at the time of his drug offense. He
had previously been convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm
and possession of marijuana in 2003. Salinas is a documented member
of the Nampa Northside criminal gang.
"Today, four men were sentenced in federal court in separate cases
for distributing methamphetamine in the District of Idaho,
including Martin Noriega, 42, of California, to 151 months; Don
Ellingford, 46, of Shelley, Idaho, to 124 months; and Rick D.
Elliot, 48, of Rexburg, to 57 months," said Olson. "These sentences
are illustrative of the severity of punishment defendants will
receive for attempting to distribute methamphetamine in Idaho
communities. We will continue to work with our law enforcement
partners to ensure that drug traffickers are prosecuted to the
fullest extent of the law."
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force.