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Prison time pending for meth dealer

GRANGEVILLE – Prison time is pending for a Grangeville methamphetamine dealer, who as a result of his conviction was placed on a 365-day retained jurisdiction rider with the Idaho Department of Correction.

Peter J. Lujan, 30, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and a third possession charge was dismissed. At his July 28 sentencing in District Court, he was ordered to serve a minimum of two years and a maximum of six years in prison, and pay a total $980.50 in fines, court costs and restitution. Of his prison time, Lujan was credited for 24 days already served.

Of this sentence, District Judge Michael Griffin retained jurisdiction in the matter and remanded Lujan into IDOC’s Correctional Alternative Placement Program (CAPP), which offers intensive treatment programs for inmates with substance abuse and cognitive issues. Based on Lujan’s performance in the program, he will be recommended to either be placed on probation or serve his two-to-six-year prison sentence.

Lujan, along with Anthony Ramirez, 20, of Grangeville, was arrested in March following a warrant search of two north side residences related to an investigation into local illegal drug sales. In Lujan’s case, charges resulted from three methamphetamine sales made to a confidential informant working with law enforcement that occurred in Grangeville on three separate days, Dec. 23, 24 and 31 last year.

Ramirez faces two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver in relation to this investigation, conducted jointly by Grangeville Police Department and the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being held in the Idaho County Jail awaiting trial set for Sept. 10.

Lujan was represented by public defender Christopher Lamont. Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor handled the case.

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