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Eighth Oxycodone and Heroin Distribution Ring Member Sentenced in Federal Court
Seven others sentenced since mid-November

JAN 20 (BOISE, Idaho) – Christopher Deleongurro Snyder, 24, of Boise, Idaho, became the latest member of a Treasure Valley oxycodone and heroin distribution ring to be sentenced to federal prison.   U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Snyder on January 14, 2015, to 87 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Judge Lodge also ordered Snyder to complete 200 hours of community service and forfeit $1,000,000 in cash proceeds. Judge Lodge found that Snyder was a manager and supervisor of an extensive criminal organization. Snyder was the eighth defendant sentenced as a result of the dismantling of a large-scale trafficking ring which distributed heroin and tens of thousands of oxycodone pills throughout Boise between 2012 and March of 2014. He pleaded guilty to the charge on September 10, 2014.

Others who have been sentenced are:

  • Tyler Goodwin, 28, of Shelton, Washington, was sentenced on November 17, 2014, to 10 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distributing oxycodone. He was also ordered to forfeit $3,000 in cash proceeds.
  • Jordan Grainger, 24, of Meridian, Idaho, was sentenced on November 24, 2014, to 48 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin. He was also ordered to forfeit $100,000 in cash proceeds.
  • Kevin Daniels, 19, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on November 25, 2014, to three years of probation for distributing oxycodone. He was also ordered to forfeit $7,500 in cash proceeds.
  • Ellen McDaniel, 44, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on November 25, 2014, to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and 80 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. She was also ordered to forfeit $20,000 in cash proceeds.
  • Jeffery Manchester Jr., 28, of Renton, Washington, was sentenced on December 18, 2014, to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin. He was also ordered to forfeit $32,000 in cash proceeds.
  • Jared Hicks, 22, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced on January 13, 2015, to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervise release, and 100 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. He was also ordered to forfeit $40,000 in cash proceeds.
  • Kekai Wachi, 20, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced on January 13, 2015, to 21 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. She was also ordered to forfeit $60,000 in cash proceeds.

Of the remaining indicted co-conspirators, Jordan Baptista, 19, of Boise, Idaho, is set for sentencing on March 9, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin. Travis Fraser, 19, of Boise, Idaho, is set for sentencing on April 6, 2015, for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  James Acarregui, 29, of Boise, Idaho, is set for a change of plea on January 21, 2015, on one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  Austin Serb, 20, of Boise, Idaho, is set for a change of plea on January 27, 2015, on one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  Andrew Colwell, 23, of Boise, Idaho, is set for jury trial on March 10, 2015.  Ajellon Dedeaux, 26, of Rancho Cordova, California, is set for jury trial on March 24, 2015.

The case was initiated and investigated by the Boise Police Department, and 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 Services Office of Inspector General.  Additionally, the case was a result of an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation.  OCDETF partners include DEA; Federal Bureau of Investigation; 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 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.


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