Drug Enforcement Administration

Seattle

Keith R. Weis, Special Agent in Charge

February 18, 2016

Contact: Public Information Officer

Phone Number: (206) 553-5443

San Clemente, California Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Distribute 15 Kilograms Of Cocaine

BOISE, Idaho - Christopher “Farley” Woods, 57, of San Clemente, California, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Woods was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on August 11, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, Woods admitted that between 2008, and June 9, 2015, he conspired to distribute cocaine by supplying co-conspirators in Idaho and Utah with 15 kilograms of cocaine. He also admitted to selling each kilogram of cocaine for $35,000. As part of his plea agreement, Woods agreed to forfeit $1.4 million in cash proceeds, his residence in Orange County, California, $77,400 in seized currency, and 3 million shares of stock.

The charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine is punishable by at least five years, but not more than forty years in prison, a maximum fine of $5,000,000, and at least four years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for May 24, 2016, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture Division, Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team, Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, and the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force.

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