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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Press Release – Narcotics Enforcement Team Nets Two Locals

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office arrested two local men for trafficking in methamphetamine.

The arrests stem from a Narcotics Enforcement Team investigation. Raul Amado-Duarte, age 27 of Bellevue, Idaho, was arrested at 11:14 a.m. in Hailey, Idaho and charged with one felony count of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B(A)(4). Marco Antonio Palencia-Gomez, age 39 of Bellevue, Idaho, was arrested at 11:38 a.m. in Hailey, Idaho and charged with one count of Trafficking of Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B(A)(4), and one count of Delivery of Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732A(1)(A), both felonies. 

Amado-Duarte and Palencia-Gomez were arraigned in Magistrate Court on Friday, October 18, 2019. Amado-Duarte remains in custody of the Blaine County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. Palencia-Gomez was released on a $75,000 bond. 

Sheriff Steve Harkins


Raul Amado-Duarte

Raul Amado-Duarte


Marco Antonio Palencia-Gomez

Marco Antonio Palencia-Gomez


Posted October 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am

CONTACT:    Holly Carter – Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536    End.### 


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