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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Washington Man Admits To Distributing Oxycodone

BOISE – Tyler Goodwin, 28, of Shelton, Washington, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to distributing oxycodone, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to court documents, the defendant admitted to distributing approximately 100, 30 mg oxycodone pills from January 2014 to March 2014 in the Treasure Valley. Goodwin also agreed to forfeit $3,000 in cash proceeds.

The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine. Sentencing is set for November 12, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

Goodwin’s charges are part of Operation Candle Wax, which resulted both in the charges against Goodwin and the indictment of twelve other defendants. Trial for ten of those indicted is set for November 4, 2014, on charges of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin. The eleventh defendant is in custody in California and is awaiting his initial appearance. The twelfth defendant is a fugitive.

The indictment is the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which included the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and U.S. Marshals Service; the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force, a task force comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Caldwell Police Department, Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, and Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; the Twin Falls Police Department, Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and District 3 Probation and Parole.

The OCDETF program is a federal multi agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.