USA 🇺🇸 (DEA): April 23 – 2021 – Recent News Releases

April 22, 2021

Bradenton Man Convicted of Possessing Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute, and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

TAMPA. Fla. – A federal jury has found Larome D. Waiters (31, Bradenton) guilty of possession of fentanyl and heroin with the intent to distribute, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Waiters faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, and up to life, in federal prison.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 21, 2021.  Waiters had been indicted on October 1, 2019.

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April 22, 2021

Turlock Man Charged for Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Operation

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Luis Armando Romero Jr., 20, of Turlock, charging him with distribution of methamphetamine.

Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon made the announcement with the California Department of Justice.

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April 22, 2021

Residents of Davis, Sacramento and Roseville Indicted for International Drug Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Parampreet Singh, 55, of Davis; Ranvir Singh, 38, of Sacramento; and Amandeep Multani, 33, of Roseville, charging them with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 5 kilograms of cocaine, at least 1 kilogram of a mixture containing heroin, opium, and ketamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

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April 21, 2021

DEA Columbia District Office to Hold 20th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

COLUMBIA, SC – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Atlanta Divisional Office is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups, to hold its 20th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.  This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

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April 21, 2021

Lee’s Summit Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute More Than 2,000 Kilos of Cocaine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for his leadership role in a multi-million dollar conspiracy that distributed more than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine in the metropolitan area.

Howard Christopher Walters, also known as “Chris,” 43, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips on Tuesday, April 20, to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Walters to forfeit $976,862 to the government, which represents the profit he made from the sale of illegal drugs.

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April 21, 2021

DEA Atlanta Divisional Office to Hold 20th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

ATLANTA, GA – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Atlanta Divisional Office is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups, to hold its 20th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.  This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

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April 21, 2021

Leesburg Men Indicted on Methamphetamine Charges

OCALA, Fla. –  A federal grand jury returned of an indictment charging Kenneth Wayne Pea, Jr. (39) and Travis Ramone Williams (37), both of Leesburg, with possession of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  Pea is also charged with distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  If convicted, Pea and Williams face a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison.

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April 21, 2021

DEA Charlotte District Office to Hold 20th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Charlotte District Office is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups, to hold its 20th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.  This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

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April 21, 2021

DEA to hold 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

PHILADELPHIA – With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its 20th Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24th. DEA’s October 2020 Take Back Day brought in a record-high amount of expired, unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs. Over the 10-year span of Take Back Day, DEA has brought in more than 6,800 tons of prescription drugs.

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April 21, 2021

St. Charles Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Counts of Drug Distribution

ST. LOUIS – Nicholas Trueblood, 26, of St. Charles, Missouri, pleaded guilty to four counts of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine. Trueblood appeared today before U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White.

Trueblood and his co-defendant were primarily distributing narcotics in the St. Charles County area. They were arrested and charged after selling narcotics to an undercover detective with the St. Charles County Regional Task Force.

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April 21, 2021

DEA Raleigh District Office to Hold 20th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

RALEIGH, NC – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Raleigh District Office is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups, to hold its 20th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.  This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

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April 21, 2021

St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Drug Trafficking Ring

ST. LOUIS – Darryl Lennell Moore, 32, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, one involving fentanyl, the other involving methamphetamine.

Moore also pleaded guilty to an additional count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Moore appeared Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie L. White.

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April 20, 2021

DEA and U.S. Attorney’s Offices throughout New York Promote National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

NEW YORK – With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its 20th Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24th. DEA’s October 2020 Take Back Day brought in a record-high amount of expired, unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs. Over the 10-year span of Take Back Day, DEA has brought in more than 6,800 tons of prescription drugs.

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April 20, 2021

DEA’s National Take Back Day Set for April 24

OMAHA, Neb. – The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies for the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Iowa has 95 Take Back sites available across the state, with an additional six sites available on the Illinois border, where people can anonymously drop off their unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications, free of charge.

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April 20, 2021

Member of Narcotics Conspiracy Sentenced to More Than Three Years in Federal Prison

TAMPA, Fla. – Kris Ralf Salvi (27, Tampa) was sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl.  Salvi had pleaded guilty on January 21, 2021. In September 2020, Salvi and nine others were charged in this case. The remaining cases are pending.

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April 20, 2021

DEA to hold 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON, DC – With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its 20th Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24th. DEA’s October 2020 Take Back Day brought in a record-high amount of expired, unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs. Over the 10-year span of Take Back Day, DEA has brought in more than 6,800 tons of prescription drugs.

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April 20, 2021

DEA’s National Take Back Day Set for April 24

OMAHA, Neb. – The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies for the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Minnesota has 79 Take Back sites available across the state where people can anonymously drop off their unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications, free of charge

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April 20, 2021

DEA to hold 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

SAN FRANCISCO – With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its 20th Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24th. DEA’s October 2020 Take Back Day brought in a record-high amount of expired, unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs. Over the 10-year span of Take Back Day, DEA has brought in more than 6,800 tons of prescription drugs.

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