Wendell Couple Sentenced on Drug and Weapons Charges
U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson issued the following statement:
Miguel Angel Osuna-Zavala, 42, and his wife Diane Osuna, 44, of Wendell, Idaho, were sentenced today to the Federal Bureau of Prisons for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Miguel Angel Osuna-Zavala to 84 months in prison and ordered him to serve four years of supervised release following incarceration. Diane Osuna was sentenced to 60 months in prison and ordered to serve five years of supervised release following incarceration. Both defendants pleaded guilty on September 9, 2015.
According to court proceedings, on February 2, 2015, a search warrant was executed on the couple’s home in Wendell, Idaho. Inside a safe located in the master bedroom, which both defendants had access to, were a package of methamphetamine weighing approximately 65 grams, and a 9mm Sturm Ruger pistol, model P95. The pistol is registered in the name of Diane Osuna.
Miguel Angel Osuna-Zavala also claimed the firearm was his. The officers also found baggies and a set of digital scales in the house. Other guns were found in the residence, as well, According to court documents, Diane Osuna would weigh out the drugs for Miguel to sell. Miguel Angel Osuna-Zavala is a Mexican national living illegally in the United States and may be subject to deportation after his prison term is completed.
Diane Osuna is a U.S. citizen. The case was investigated by the Gooding County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.