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Meridian Woman Pleads Guilty To Controlled Substance Delivery

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

BOISE – Kristen Rast, 44, of Meridian, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of distributing a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Sentencing is set before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise on August 25, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, on four occasions in June through August of 2012, Rast knowingly and intentionally distributed to an undercover police officer, 356 pills of 80 mg Oxycontin, which contains oxycodone, a Schedule II narcotic and controlled substance. She had obtained the controlled substances by prescription from a provider.

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 Department, Idaho State Police, Meridian Police Department, Nampa Police Department and U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Inspector General.

Updated December 15, 2014