COEUR D'ALENE – Sebastian Gomez-Medina, 41, a Mexican national formerly residing
in Spokane, was sentenced Tuesday to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute
and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Gomez-Medina to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term and forfeit $275,000 in cash as proceeds from the illegal drug activity. Gomez-Medina pleaded guilty to the charge on January 4, 2012.
According to court documents, an investigation by the North Idaho Violent Crime Task Force found that Gomez-Medina brought methamphetamine into Idaho for distribution by others.
The case was investigated by the North Idaho Violent Crime Task Force (NIVCTF), which is a Federal Bureau of Investigation sponsored Safe Streets Task Force comprised of law enforcement from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, Coeur d’Alene City Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, Idaho State Police, Bonner County Sheriff's Department, Shoshone County Sheriff's Department, and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.