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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

California Supplier of Oxycodone and Boise Heroin and Oxycodone Dealer Sentenced in Federal Court

BOISE – Ajellon Dedeaux, 27, of Rancho Cordova, California, was sentenced yesterday to 144 months in federal prison for distributing tens of thousands of oxycodone pills to Boise in a large scale drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Dedeaux to pay a $1000 fine, serve five years of supervised release, and to forfeit $1,750,000 in drug proceeds.  At his sentencing hearing, Judge Lodge determined that Dedeaux was a manager and supervisor of an extensive criminal organization and that he used violence against others during the conspiracy.  This morning, Judge Lodge sentenced Andrew Colwell, 24, of Boise, Idaho, to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and to pay a $1,000 fine.  Judge Lodge also ordered Colwell to forfeit $440,000 in drug proceeds.  Dedeaux and Colwell are the latest members of a large scale oxycodone and heroin distribution ring to be sentenced to federal prison.

Others who have been sentenced are:

•Tyler Goodwin, 28, of Shelton, Washington, was sentenced on November 17, 2014, to 10 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distributing oxycodone.  He was also ordered to forfeit $3,000 in cash proceeds.

•Jordan Grainger, 24, of Meridian, Idaho, was sentenced on November 24, 2014, to 48 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin.  He was also ordered to forfeit $100,000 in cash proceeds.

•Kevin Daniels, 19, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on November 25, 2014, to three years of probation for distributing oxycodone.  He was also ordered to forfeit $7,500 in cash proceeds.

•Ellen McDaniel, 44, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on November 25, 2014, to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and 80 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  She was also ordered to forfeit $20,000 in cash proceeds.

•Jeffery Manchester Jr., 28, of Renton, Washington, was sentenced on December 18, 2014, to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin.  He was also ordered to forfeit $32,000 in cash proceeds.

•Jared Hicks, 22, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced on January 13, 2015, to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervise release, and 100 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  He was also ordered to forfeit $40,000 in cash proceeds.

•Kekai Wachi, 20, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on January 13, 2015, to 21 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  She was also ordered to forfeit $60,000 in cash proceeds.

•Christopher Deleongurro Snyder, 24, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on January 14, 2015, to 87 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  He was also ordered to forfeit $1,000,000 in cash proceeds.

•Jordan Baptista, 19, of Boise, Idaho was sentenced on March 9, 2015, to three years of probation.  He was also ordered to forfeit $75,000 in cash proceeds.

•Travis Fraser, 19, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on April 6, 2015, to twelve months in prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, followed by three years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to forfeit $40,000 in cash proceeds.

• James Acarregui, 29, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on April 6, 2015, to three years in prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, followed by five years of supervised release.  He was also ordered to forfeit $125,000 in cash proceeds.

One remaining defendant, Austin Serb, 20, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty on February 13, 2015, and is awaiting sentencing on one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin.

“Prescription drug abuse is a growing and significant community health problem,” said Olson.  “Where individuals choose to unlawfully distribute prescription medications and other illegal drugs, we will work closely with all of our law enforcement partners to investigate, prosecute and convict those responsible.”

The case was initiated and investigated by the Boise Police Department, and 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 Department, Idaho State Police, Meridian Police Department, Nampa Police Department and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated May 27, 2015