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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced In Drug Distribution Case

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

BOISE - Richard E. Wajda, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 1, 2020, to 24 months in prison for distribution of a controlled substance on October 1, 2020, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today.  Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Wajda to serve one year of supervised release following his release from prison and pay a $4,000 fine and forfeit $6,000.  Wajda pleaded guilty to the charge on July 7, 2020.

According to court records, On March 2, 2017, the defendant traveled to Idaho to visit. On or between March 2 and March 7, 2017, the defendant sold approximately 85 fentanyl 100 micrograms per hour patches, and 420 alprazolam 2 milligram tablets to a Boise resident for approximately $6,000.  Fentanyl is a Schedule II controlled substance and alprazolam is a Schedule IV controlled substance.  The defendant left Idaho on March 7, 2017.  On or between March 8 and March 10, 2017, the person to whom the defendant sold the drugs died as a result of alprazolam and fentanyl intoxication.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

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Updated October 2, 2020