Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecutor, announced today that Jose L. Obregon Jr., age 39, of Homedale, was sentenced by the Honorable Christopher S. Nye for the felony crimes of Trafficking in Heroin and Trafficking in Methamphetamine.

Booking photo for Jose L. Obregon Jr.

Jose L. Obregon Jr.

Judge Nye sentenced Obregon to 15 years fixed, followed 5 years indeterminate, for a total unified sentence of 20 years in prison.  The sentence will run concurrent with his parole violation.  Judge Nye also ordered Obregon to pay court costs and $200 in restitution.

Obregon was arrested in August 2016 after being pulled over by Idaho State Police for driving without his headlights on.  Obregon was out on felony parole at time for a 2011 conviction for Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine.  During the traffic stop, a Probation and Parole Officer searched Obregon’s vehicle and located 443 grams of meth, nearly 72 grams of heroin, two syringes, and $6,800 in cash.  Oberon later admitted to police that he picked up the drugs earlier that day to sell.

“Mr. Obregon is a career criminal who probably should have never been out on parole in the first place,” said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor.  “Thankfully, he was caught again before he could do any further harm to our community by dealing drugs our kids and fellow citizens.”