First of Loren Toelle Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced
COEUR D'ALENE – Geena Lauren Milho, 25, of Williston, North Dakota was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to 36 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin, oxycodone and methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Milho to forfeit any interest she has in cash and real estate from the drug proceeds. Milho pleaded guilty to the charge on September 13, 2016.
According to the court records, Milho did not join the organization, which was in operation from 2009 to February of 2016, until 2015. She assisted her girlfriend, Augustine Jackson (Loren Toelle’s daughter) with deliveries of controlled substances and helped transport money back to the organization. Milho had no prior criminal convictions. Jackson, 32, of Williston, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, oxycodone and methamphetamine on October 19, 2016, and she is scheduled to be sentenced on March 7, 2017, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.
“This case is an excellent example of multi-agency and multi-state cooperation by law enforcement,” Olson stated. “This drug organization moved oxycodone pills, heroin and other controlled substances through Idaho and other states. The dismantling of this organization is an important step in community safety.”
The case was investigated by CDA Police, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI), Kootenai County Sheriff, North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF), Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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.