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.READ MORE: UPDATE: Pleasant Hill In-N-Out Burger Shut Down for Repeatedly Defying COVID Health Order
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.READ MORE: Hung Jury In Trial of Danville Deputy Andrew Hall Over Laudemer Arboleda Killing; Guilty On Gun Assault
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.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Alameda County Supes Vote To Help Finance Oakland A's Stadium
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