Printed on: April 30, 2013

Man sentenced for meth trafficking


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POCATELLO -- Douglas I. McAdam, 47, of Pocatello was sentenced Monday to two years and nine months in prison for possession with intent to distribute in excess of 5 grams of methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced the sentencing in a news release.

Chief U.S. District

Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered McAdam to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term.

McAdam pleaded guilty to the charge Feb. 11. According to the plea agreement, on Nov. 1, 2011, a law enforcement officer observed McAdam receiving methamphetamine from Raymond Camacho, a co-defendant. McAdam later was stopped by officers, who recovered more than 5 grams of meth.

McAdam admitted he possessed the meth with the intention of distributing it.

Three co-defendants were sentenced earlier this month, including Juan Aguilar, a Mexican national, to 10 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine; Juan Mendoza of Menan, 81/2 years for possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine; and Jose Rios-Jimenez, a Mexican national, to 16 months -- time served -- for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and illegal entry of a removed alien.

Two co-defendants, Raymond Camacho, aka Jesus Mendoza Nunez, and Marilyn N. Leones, pleaded guilty to related methamphetamine trafficking charges and await sentencing.

Camacho, 57, a Mexican national, pleaded guilty Jan. 24 to possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for May 29. Leones, 42, of Pocatello pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. She is set for sentencing May 28.

On April 26, Judge Winmill signed an order committing co-defendant Eldon K. McConnell, 48, of Pocatello to a mental health facility.