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Eleven People Indicted On Oxycodone And Heroin Charges In Boise
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Eleven Boise Idaho residents were indicted Wednesday in Federal Court on a nine-count charge of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, distributing oxycodone and distributing heroin. U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson in Boise said Austin Serb, 20, Christopher Snyder, 24, Andrew Colwell, 23, Jeffery Manchester, 28, Jordan Baptista, 19, Travis Fraser, 19, Kekai Wachi, 19, Jared Hicks, 22, Ellen McDaniel, 44, James Acarregui, 29 and Jordan Grainger, 24 were named defendants in the Federal Indictment.
Olson said, “Prescription drug abuse, indeed the addiction to opiates and heroin, is a growing national problem and a growing Idaho problem.” She went on to say, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office and its federal, state and local law enforcement partners are prepared to vigorously investigate and prosecute those who distribute these dangerous drugs in our community.”
A trial date has been set for May 6, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise. The remaining defendants have not yet made their initial appearances in court, and no dates have been set.
The indictment alleges that between September 1, 2012, and March 10, 2014, the defendants conspired together to distribute oxycodone and heroin. The indictment alleges that on various dates beginning on August 29, 2013, one or more of the defendants distributed oxycodone or heroin in Idaho.
The charge of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin carries a maximum term of 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release. Each charge of distribution of oxycodone and heroin is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release. A criminal forfeiture allegation contained in the indictment also seeks to forfeit cash proceeds of $1 million as to all defendants.