BOISE, Idaho (CBS/AP) — A Sacramento County man who stuffed illicit pills inside teddy bears and shipped them to Boise was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The Idaho Statesman reports that 26-year-old Ajellon “Jeezy” Dedeaux was sentenced in Boise Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in March in federal court to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

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Prosecutors say Dedeaux, of Rancho Cordova, California, sent regular shipments through to addresses in Boise and Meridian, helping a Boise-based group sell 5,000 oxycodone pills a month over three years.

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According to the indictment against Dedeaux, a shipment seized in February 2014 contained a stuffed bear, a box of crayons and a “Friends Together” diary. Two hundred 30-milligram tablets of oxycodone were found hidden in the bear.

Eight other defendants pleaded guilty in the case and have been sentenced.

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