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Two California Men Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Hydromorphone

MAR 10 (BOISE, Idaho) – Michael Kulikoff, 30, and Kenneth Miller, 57, both of California City, California, pleaded guilty on March 8, 2016, to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and hydromorphone.  Co-defendants Diane Miller, 41, and Crystal Clark 43, also of California City, California, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and hydromorphone. Diana Miller was sentenced on January 15, 2016, to 15 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. All four were indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on May 12, 2015.

According to the plea agreement and court proceedings, Kenneth Miller, Diane Miller, and Crystal Clark sold their prescriptions of oxycodone to Michael Kulikoff. Kulikoff admitted to distributing those and other prescription pills to Boise, Idaho. Kulikoff admitted that he distributed between 500 and 1750 30mg pills of oxycodone to a confidential informant and an undercover officer in Idaho.

The charge of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and hydromorphone is punishable by not more than 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $1,000,000, and at least three years of supervised release.

Sentencing for Clark is set for April 4, 2016, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise. Judge Winmill will sentence Kenneth Miller and Michael Kulikoff on May 5, 2016.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Boise Police Department as an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF partners include 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 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.

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