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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Press Release – Bellevue Man Facing Five Felony Drug Charges

ORTIZ-AVILA, JUAN VALENTIN

On Friday, January 20, 2023, Blaine County Sheriff’s deputies and Blaine County Narcotics Team officers arrested Juan Valentin Ortiz-Avila, age 38 of Bellevue, Idaho.

Ortiz-Avila has been charged with three felony counts of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732B, two counts of felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine, I.C. 37-2732(A)(1)(A), one misdemeanor count of Possession of a Drug Paraphernalia, I.C. 37-2734A(1), and one misdemeanor count of Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol, I.C. 23-505(1). 

Ortiz-Avila was arraigned in Magistrate Court on Monday, January 23, 2023, where a combined bond of $100,000 was ordered. At the time of publication, Ortiz-Avila remains in the custody of the Blaine County Detention Center. 

 

Steve Harkins

Blaine County Sheriff

Posted: 11:00 a.m. on January 24, 2023

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