BOISE – Joann Ruszkowski, 43, of Meridian, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to one count of distributing a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Sentencing is set before U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise on September 3, 2014.
According to the plea agreement, on June 11, 2012, Ruszkowski knowingly and intentionally distributed to an undercover police officer, 25 pills of 30 mg oxycodone, a Schedule II narcotic and controlled substance, in exchange for $500 in payment. She had obtained the controlled substances by prescription from a provider.
This investigation was initiated by the Meridian Police Department and investigated by 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.