Post Falls Woman Sentenced for Selling Prescription Pills
COEUR D’ALENE—Fawnie Lynn Bracamonte, 28, of Post Falls, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 40 months in prison for selling prescription drugs, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Bracamonte to serve three years of supervised release following her prison term. Bracamonte pleaded guilty to the charge on December 8, 2014.
According to court documents, Bracamonte admitted that in 2012 and 2013 she bought prescriptions from a local doctor. She would go to different pharmacies to fill the prescriptions and then sell the pills to people. Bracamonte claimed she was addicted to pills during the time period she was selling them.
“The unlawful use and abuse of prescription medication has become an issue across the United States, and Idaho is not exempt,” said Olson. “While addiction is a difficult issue to overcome, we cannot tolerate the illegal sale of these medications by those addicted. We will continue to aggressively prosecute those who illegally sell these medications.”
The case was investigated by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Kootenai County Sheriff, North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF) and Post Falls Police Department.