ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 16 août 2021

Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 13 Years

August 12, 2021
NEW YORK – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Humberto Baez, a produce importer based in Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Allyne R. Ross to 13 years’ imprisonment for conspiring to import and distribute cocaine, and for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine. Baez was convicted…
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35 Years for Second Drug and Weapons Conviction

August 12, 2021
Amarillo, TX – An Amarillo man has been sentenced to 35 years and five months in federal prison for gun and drug crimes, announced today by Eduardo A. Chavez, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Dallas Field Division, which is responsible for the Amarillo area. In April, a federal…
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Kansas City, Kansas, Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking

August 12, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Kansas, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than three kilograms of heroin that was intercepted by law enforcement officers when it was shipped from California to Kansas City, Missouri. Solomon B. Hawthorne, 31…
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Bates City Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking, Illegal Firearm

August 12, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Bates City, Missouri, man who was responsible for distributing nearly 100 kilograms of methamphetamine, has been sentenced in federal court after law enforcement officers seized nearly two dozen firearms and illegal drugs from his residence. Daniel Dewayne Gregg, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge…
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Kentucky Man Convicted of Possessing Over Five Kilos of Meth

August 12, 2021
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer announced today that Mitchell Glenn Bell, 45, of Monticello, Kentucky, was sentenced to 226 months in prison and five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger presided over the hearing. Robert…
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Macon Jury Convicts Armed Career Criminal on Gun, Heroin, Meth Charges

August 12, 2021
MACON, Ga. – A federal jury convicted a Macon resident with a lengthy criminal history of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin and Tramadol, as well as illegally possessing a firearm and possessing a gun in furtherance of drug trafficking this afternoon. Kelvin Henry, 56, of Macon, was found…
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Wisconsin men indicted on drug trafficking charges

August 12, 2021
MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for DEA Wisconsin, and Acting U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea, Western District of Wisconsin, announced that a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin returned the following indictments of two men charged with drug trafficking crimes. Levonte…
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Man Indicted for Distribution of Oxymorphone Causing Death

August 11, 2021
EL PASO – A federal grand jury in El Paso returned an indictment last week charging an El Paso man with distribution of a controlled substance causing death. According to court documents, on or about March 11, 2019, Michael Martinez, 30, distributed oxymorphone, also known as numorphan, to another individual…
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DEA Houston Serves ISO on Woodfield Pharmaceuticals & Distribution

August 11, 2021
HOUSTON – Today, Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division diversion investigators served three Immediate Suspension Orders that immediately suspended the DEA registrations held by Woodfield Distribution, LLC. and Woodfield Pharmaceuticals, LLC. (collectively, Woodfield) for failure to maintain effect controls against the diversion of controlled substances and the imminent danger to public…
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11 Wholesale Narcotics Traffickers Indicted for Supplying Baltimore Drug Dealers

August 10, 2021
Baltimore, Maryland – A 16-month investigation by the Baltimore OCDETF Strike Force into drug dealing in Baltimore has led to eleven alleged wholesale drug suppliers being charged in a federal indictment for conspiracy, drug distribution, and firearms charges. The indictment was returned under seal on July 29, 2021, and was…
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Felon Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute

August 10, 2021
Greenbelt, Md., – Ian Carlton Alexander a/k/a “Shawn Alexander”, age 49, of Towson, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge…
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Chillum Drug Dealer Caught with Two Kilos of Cocaine

August 10, 2021
Greenbelt, Md., – Ludin Alfredo Ipina-Ipina, age 33, of Chillum, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute over 2,000 grams of cocaine. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division; Jonathan Lenzner, Acting United States Attorney for the…
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Las Vegas Man Indicted for Carrying Eight Pounds of Meth Aboard Bus

August 10, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Las Vegas, Nevada, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for possessing more than eight pounds of methamphetamine in his duffel bag aboard a bus passing through Kansas City, Missouri. Reginald S. Thomas Sr., 52, was charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent…
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Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm in Planned Revenge Shooting Spree

August 10, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced an Essex County, New Jersey, man with previous felony convictions today admitted illegally possessing firearms and ammunition as…
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Modesto Men Plead Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

August 10, 2021
FRESNO, Calif. — Modesto residents Genaro Serrato Calles, 49, and Antonio Valencia Hernandez, 65, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. According to court documents, Serrato and Valencia, along…
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Former El Paso Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Aid Cocaine Distribution

August 09, 2021
EL PASO – A former El Paso police officer pleaded guilty on Aug. 9, 2021 to conspiracy to maintain a drug-involved premise. According to court documents, Monica Garcia, 24, conspired with Fred Saenz, her stepfather and co-defendant, to use Saenz’s residence to distribute cocaine. Agents determined that Saenz was using…
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Albany Doctor Admits to Violating the Controlled Substance Act

August 09, 2021
ALBANY, NY – Dr. Larry Bruni has agreed to pay the United States $50,000 to resolve allegations that on numerous occasions from 2016 through 2020, he prescribed controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose or outside the usual course of a professional medical practice, in violation of the Controlled Substances…
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Two West Plains Men Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

August 06, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Two West Plains, Missouri, men were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Howell, Greene, and Texas counties. Benny D. Griffin, 59, and Jordan W. Gutierrez, 26, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough…
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Federal Charges Filed Following Record-Breaking Drug Seizure

August 06, 2021
SAN DIEGO – Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman announced federal drug charges today against Defendant Carlos Gerardo Symonds Saavedra following the seizure of more than 2,500 kilograms of methamphetamine and 50 kilograms of fentanyl found in a commercial trailer at the Otay Mesa, California Cargo Port of Entry (POE). The…
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International DTO Leader Sentenced in Operation Go Explorer

August 06, 2021
RICHMOND, Va., – A Guatemalan national was sentenced today to 17 and a half years in prison for his role as a transportation manager in a large-scale Guatemalan drug trafficking organization (DTO). According to court documents, between 2015 and 2016, Edi Barrera-Salguero, 46, conspired to distribute thousands of kilograms or…
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Eleven Methamphetamine Traffickers Sentenced to Prison

August 06, 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Eleven members of a methamphetamine trafficking ring have been ordered to serve prison sentences ranging from 36 months to 210 months for federal drug conspiracy charges, announced William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to filed court documents and court…
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Fentanyl Overdose Death Leads to indictment of Two on Federal Drug Charges

August 06, 2021
SAVANNAH, GA: Two Bryan County men face up to life in prison after another man’s fatal fentanyl overdose. Javarus McKinney, a/k/a “Jody,” 32, of Richmond Hill, Ga., is charged with Distribution of Fentanyl Resulting in Death, Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl Near…
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Three Springfield Residents Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

August 05, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Three Springfield, Missouri, residents were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine. Jeremy A. Ingram, 42, Laurie B. Holmes, 39, and Lonnie J. Tinker, 36, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool…
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DEA Detroit Investigation Leads to Charges for 16 Individuals

August 05, 2021
DETROIT — An investigation out of the Drug Enforcement Administration Lansing Post of Duty has led to charges for 16 individuals for various drug distribution charges, Aug. 4. U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced 16 defendants were arrested and charged with drug-trafficking crimes arising out of the Lansing, Michigan area. Eight…
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Darknet Drug Vendor Pleads Guilty to Distributing Illicit Prescription Drugs

August 04, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va., – A Georgia man pleaded guilty yesterday to distributing illicit prescription drugs over the Darknet and shipping them across the country via the U.S Postal Service. According to court documents, from around April 2020 through October 2020, Cullen Roberts, 23, of Duluth, Georgia, used the moniker “Pillpusher” to…
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Couple Caught With Over 23lbs of Meth Sentenced to Prison

August 04, 2021
SEATTLE – A Tacoma couple who had large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and MDMA in their home were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma for being armed drug traffickers. Jaymes Arthur Gallagher, 34, was sentenced to 7 years in prison and Brittany Nicole Chipman, 28, was sentenced to…
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Three Drug Traffickers Convicted of Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracies

August 04, 2021
SEATTLE – Three men were convicted late yesterday of multiple federal felonies for distributing fentanyl disguised as oxycodone pills in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Counties, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. The leader of the drug ring, Bradley Woolard, 42, of Arlington, was convicted of 28 counts involving conspiracy…
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Colombian Narcotrafficker Sentenced for Distributing Over 30,000 Kilos of Cocaine in the U.S.

August 04, 2021
BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Carlos Gentil Ordonez Martinez was sentenced to 210 months’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Edward R. Korman for conspiracy to internationally distribute cocaine. As part of the sentence, the Court entered a forfeiture money judgment of $10 million. Ordonez…
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DEA Reminds Families to Discuss the Dangers of Drugs Before Students Return to School

August 04, 2021
OMAHA, Neb. – As students across Nebraska return to school, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division is reminding families to make time for conversation about the dangers of drugs and is encouraging discussions on the risk of overdose associated with counterfeit pills. “Students can face an enormous amount of…
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Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment

August 03, 2021
TAMPA, Fla. – Jared Collins (28, Pasco County) was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for distributing narcotics, resulting in death. Collins had pleaded guilty on April 27, 2021. According to the plea agreement, on Dec. 16, 2019, Collins distributed narcotics to M.B. in Wesley Chapel. M.B. injected the narcotics and…
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Safety Harbor Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison

August 03, 2021
TAMPA, Fla. – David Burkes (52, Safety Harbor) was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for distributing narcotics, resulting in death to one individual and seriously bodily injury to another. Burkes had pleaded guilty on April 21, 2021. According to the plea agreement, beginning on Aug. 12, 2019, Burkes distributed fentanyl…
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Leader of Transnational Money-Laundering Network Pleads Guilty

August 03, 2021
WASHINGTON – A Chinese national and naturalized U.S. citizen pleaded guilty yesterday to his involvement in a conspiracy to launder at least $30 million in drug proceeds on behalf of foreign drug-trafficking organizations. Another Chinese national was sentenced to seven years in prison today for his role in the same…
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DEA Washington Division Participating in Community Events for National Night Out

August 03, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C., – The DEA Washington Division will join community organizers, neighbors, and law enforcement partners to participate in National Night Out events this evening, August 3. During this year’s National Night Out, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Jarod Forget and Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Michael Rothermund will…
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Hudson County Man Admits Drug Distribution Charges

August 03, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a Hudson County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and cocaine base…
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Milwaukee Man Convicted of Heroin Trafficking Offenses

August 03, 2021
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Assistant Special Agent in Charge John McGarry, Drug Enforcement Administration – Wisconsin announced that following a jury trial concluding on July 30, 2021, Royel Page, 31, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, as well…
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Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization, Trafficking Cocaine Across Maryland and Bribing U.S. Postal Letter Carriers, Sentenced

August 02, 2021
Greenbelt, Md., – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Russell Stanley III, age 40, of Bowie, Maryland, today to 11 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to commit an offense against the United…
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Charlottesville Dermatologist Sentenced for Diverting Pain Medication

July 30, 2021
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., – A dermatologist formerly employed at a dermatological practice in the City of Charlottesville was sentenced last week to 12 months probation, including a period of home confinement and electronic monitoring, for using the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number of her co-workers to obtain prescription opioid pain…
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Multi-Kilogram Fentanyl Trafficker Convicted at Trial

July 30, 2021
TAMPA, Fla. – A federal jury has found Wilis A. Santiago Rivera (60, St. Petersburg) guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Santiago faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing date…

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