For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: December 8, 2004

Boise Man Sentenced on Possession With Intent To Deliver Charge

(Boise) - Frank Hernandez, 18, of Boise was sentenced yesterday on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Fourth District Judge Ronald F. Wilpur sentenced Hernandez to 10 years in prison with three years fixed and fined him $500. The court retained jurisdiction for 180 days.

Hernandez was arrested on September 22, 2004. According to witness statements, Hernandez was standing in his yard, located at 1702 Rossi Street, Boise, when shots were fired from a passing car. Hernandez returned fire. Boise police officers investigating the shooting obtained a search warrant for the Hernandez home and found marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, cash and two handguns.

Hernandez pleaded guilty on October 28, 2004, to felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

The Special Prosecutions Unit of the Attorney General's Criminal Law Division handled the case at the request of Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Greg Bower.

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