2014 Opinion No. 129.
As Corrected January 27, 2015.
Appeal from the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District of the State of Idaho, in and for Ada County. Hon. George D. Carey, Senior District Judge.
The judgment of the district court is affirmed.
Eric Fredericksen, Deputy State Appellate Public Defender, Boise, argued for appellant.
Jessica M. Lorello, Deputy Attorney General, Boise, argued for respondent.
Chief Justice BURDICK, Justices J. JONES, HORTON and Senior Justice Pro Tem WALTERS CONCUR.
This is an appeal out of Ada County in which the defendant contends that his convictions and sentences for both conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamine and trafficking
[157 Idaho 648] in methamphetamine violate double jeopardy. We affirm both convictions and sentences.
Juan Luis Sanchez-Castro (Defendant) was indicted, tried, and convicted of one count of conspiracy to traffic in 400 grams or more of methamphetamine in violation of Idaho Code section 37-2732B(b) and one count of trafficking in 400 grams or more of methamphetamine in violation of Idaho Code section 37-2732B(a)(4)(C). For each crime, he was sentenced to fifteen years in the custody of the Idaho Board of Correction, with the first ten years fixed and the remaining five years indeterminate, and a fine of $25,000. The district court ordered that the prison sentence on the second charge run concurrently with the ...