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Meridian Man Sentenced to 12 Months in Prison for Oxycodone Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

BOISE - Theodore Pena, 66, of Meridian, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 12 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distributing oxycodone, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered that Pena forfeit $3,200 in drug proceeds.  Pena pleaded guilty on November 25, 2015.

 According to evidence presented at the entry of plea and at his sentencing hearing, officers learned that Pena, who was living in Meridian, was selling his prescribed oxycodone pills to others for profit.  Officers investigated that on two separate occasions, Pena sold a large portion of his prescribed oxycodone to an undercover officer. 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Boise City Police.  The case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Board.  The Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Board is a collaboration of local law enforcement drug task forces and prosecuting agencies dedicated to addressing regional drug trafficking organizations that operate in Ada, Canyon, and Malheur County.

Updated September 1, 2016

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs