Boise State Student Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Oxycodone
BOISE—Kevin Jeffrey Daniels, 19, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in the United States District Court to distributing oxycodone, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to court proceedings and the plea agreement, the defendant admitted to distributing approximately 190, 30mg oxycodone pills from December 2013 to February 2014 in the Treasure Valley. Daniels admitted that he agreed to have an out-of-state shipment of oxycodone pills sent to his residence in Surprise Valley. The charge is punishable by up to twenty years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release of at least three years, and a $1,000,000 fine. Sentencing is set for October 21, 2014 before U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge.
Daniels’ charges are part of Operation Candle Wax, which resulted both in the charges against Daniels and the indictment of twelve others. Trial for ten of those indicted is set for November 4, 2014, on charges of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin.
The indictment is the result of a joint investigation of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which included the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, and U.S. Marshals Service; the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force, a task force comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Caldwell Police Department, Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, and Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; the Twin Falls Police Department, Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and District 3 Probation and Parole.
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.