POCATELLO -- A 35-year-old Idaho man is headed to prison after telling his bail bondsman he planned to sell methamphetamine to finance his bond payment.

Ruben Moreno Sanchez pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of the drug.

Boise police say Moreno was contacted last August by a bail bondsman seeking an outstanding bond balance.

They say Moreno claimed he was planning on selling a pound of meth stashed at his motel room to cover the tab.

The bondsman called police, who then brought a search warrant to Moreno's motel room and found a third of a pound of meth.

Moreno's sentencing is Sept. 17 in Pocatello before U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

Moreno will get at least 10 years.

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