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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Meridian Women Sentenced For Oxycodone Deliveries

BOISE – Kristen Rast, 44, and Brittany Tillema, 25, both of Meridian, Idaho, were sentenced this week in federal court for distributing controlled substances, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Sentencing was pronounced by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.

This morning, Judge Lodge sentenced Rast to12 months and one day in prison, a $1,000 fine, and four years of supervised release. According to the plea agreement, on four occasions in June through August of 2012, Rast knowingly and intentionally distributed to an undercover police officer a total of 356 pills of 80 mg Oxycontin, for a total of $10,700. Oxycontin contains oxycodone, a Schedule II narcotic and controlled substance. She had obtained the controlled substances by prescription from a provider.

On Monday, Judge Lodge sentenced Tillema to a sentence of credit for time served, three years of supervised release, 30 days of home detention, and 100 hours of community service. According to the plea agreement, on or about October 18, 2012, Tillema knowingly and intentionally distributed to an undercover police officer, 32 pills of 80 mg Oxycontin for $1,000.

Both defendants will have a number of restrictions during supervision, including: limitations on access to multiple medical providers and pharmacies, requirements for drug testing, and a prohibition from consuming alcohol.

This investigation was initiated by the Meridian Police Department and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) led Tactical Diversion Squad which is comprised of law enforcement personnel from the DEA, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Boise Police 2 Department, Idaho State Police, Meridian Police Department, Nampa Police Department and U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Inspector General.