ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 7 décembre 2021

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting over 100 Pounds of Methamphetamine

December 07, 2021 FRESNO, Calif. — Randal Jason Newell, 41, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon and Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert. According to court documents, on Dec. 5, 2020, Newell drove from Bakersfield to…

Naples Doctor Who Operated a Pill Mill Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison

December 06, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell today sentenced Gerald Michael Abraham, 76, of Naples, Florida. to three years in federal prison for dispensing controlled substances (oxycodone and amphetamine) for no legitimate medical purpose. The court also ordered Abraham to forfeit the following items to the United…

Savannah Woman Pleads Guilty to Laundering ‘Pill Mill’ Money

December 06, 2021 SAVANNAH, Ga. — A former Garden City, Ga., clinic owner and CEO has admitted to laundering money in connection with a notorious “pill mill” doctor who illegally dispensed massive amounts of controlled substances. Jamesetta Whipple-Duncan, 58, of Savannah, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of money laundering…

Large Hexane Hash Oil Extraction Lab Seized in El Cajon

December 03, 2021 EL CAJON, Calif. — On December 2, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Narcotic Task Force and El Cajon Police Department executed a state search warrant at a warehouse located at 1478 Fayette Street in El Cajon. Investigators uncovered an active and sophisticated hexane hash oil extraction laboratory operation. Additional DEA personnel…

Virtua Health Inc. to Pay $150,000 to Settle Controlled Substances Act Allegations

December 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 nonprofit healthcare system that owns and operates a network of healthcare entities has agreed to pay $150,000…

30 Multi-State Drug Trafficking Ring Members Arrested, Charged

December 03, 2021 EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers of the Southern District of Indiana today announced that a federal grand jury in Evansville returned indictments charging 30 men and women with several federal crimes, including conspiracy to distribute…

Two Malden Men Indicted For Trafficking Fentanyl and Methamphetamine

December 02, 2021 BOSTON – Two Malden men were indicted yesterday in connection with trafficking fentanyl and methamphetamine disguised as Adderall, Xanax or oxycodone in and around the Malden area. Igor Desouza, 25, and Matthew Ramos, 24, were indicted on one count each of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more…

Statement from DEA Administrator Anne Milgram

December 02, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Department of State announced a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Juan Carlos Valencia González, an alleged senior leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). CJNG is one of Mexico’s most violent and prolific…

Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

December 02, 2021 MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Larry Cole, 41, of Painsdale, Michigan, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to…

Distributor of More than 100 Pounds of Fentanyl Sentenced to Almost Six Years in Prison

December 01, 2021 SAN DIEGO – Ernesto Renteria of Chula Vista was sentenced in federal court today to 71 months in custody for distributing more than 100 pounds of deadly fentanyl plus fentanyl analogues, cocaine and methamphetamine. According to his plea agreement, in May 2021, Renteria stored large quantities of the federally controlled…

DEA, HIDTA, and 18th Judicial District Announce Takedown of Colorado Based Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Drug Trafficking Organization

December 01, 2021 DENVER – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Denver Field Division, alongside Rocky Mountain HIDTA and the 18th Judicial District, announced the indictment of 19 individuals and arrest of 10 individuals as a part of an investigation into a poly-drug trafficking organization operating in the greater Denver area of Colorado. In…

Idaho Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

December 01, 2021 BOISE – A Nampa man was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. According to court records, Patrick William Collingwood, 39, of Nampa, transported methamphetamine and cash between Mexico and Idaho for a period of approximately four months before his arrest…

Sunland Park Woman Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

November 30, 2021 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rosa De Santiago, 48, of Sunland Park, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court today to 12 years in prison for her part in a drug trafficking and international money laundering conspiracy. De Santiago was one of 22 defendants charged in a 44-count superseding indictment on Aug…

Leader of Prolific Fentanyl Trafficking Ring Sentenced

November 30, 2021 Seattle – Three men who were convicted at trial in August 2021, of multiple federal felonies for distributing fentanyl pills in Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties, were sentenced to lengthy prison terms, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. The leader of the drug ring, Bradley Woolard, 41, of Arlington, was sentenced…

UT Southwestern to Pay $4.5 Million to Resolve Alleged Controlled Substance Act Violations That Permitted Drug Diversion by Staff

November 30, 2021 Dallas – The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has agreed to pay $4.5 million to resolve allegations that its violations of the Controlled Substances Act allowed hospital staff to divert fentanyl and other dangerous drugs from the hospital, announced DEA Dallas Special Agent in Charge, Eduardo A. Chávez. The…

Member of Brooklyn Street Gang Sentenced to 32 Years’ Imprisonment for Racketeering Conspiracy

November 29, 2021 BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Michael Liburd, a member of the Coney Island-based street gang known as the West End Enterprise, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Edward R. Korman to 32 years’ imprisonment following his conviction for racketeering conspiracy, including his participation…

Leader of Cocaine Conspiracy Sentenced to More than 10 Years in Federal Prison

November 29, 2021 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis today sentenced Eddie “Macho” Martinez-Marquez (33, Kissimmee) to 10 years and 1 month in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. As part of his sentence, the court…

El Cajon Resident Sentenced to 15 Years for Selling Counterfeit Pills with Fentanyl that Caused 19-Year-Old’s Death

November 24, 2021 SAN DIEGO – El Cajon resident Olatunde James Temitope Akintonde was sentenced in federal court today to 15 years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced pills that caused the death of a 19-year-old Santee man, identified in court records as S.J.G., in March of 2019. Akintonde previously admitted that he sent…

Two MS-13 Leaders Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiring to Commit Multiple Murders

November 24, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, a federal jury in Maryland convicted two El Salvadorian nationals for conspiring to participate in La Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal enterprise, commonly known as MS-13. Junior Noe Alvarado-Requeno, aka Insolente, aka Trankilo, 25, and Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, aka Reaper, 39, were convicted of multiple…

Phoenix Field Division Graduates 13 Community Members from the First Ever Citizen’s Academy

November 24, 2021 PHOENIX – On October 2, 2021, thirteen Yavapai County community members proudly graduated from the Phoenix Field Division’s (PFD) first ever DEA Citizen’s Academy. The community-based training program provided civilians from the local community with a first-hand understanding of the critical mission and work conducted every day by the men…

Pain Management Doctor Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

November 23, 2021 NEW YORK – Keith Kruskall, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Thomas Fattorusso, and Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation…

Humberto Rodriguez, aka “El Bori,” Pleads Guilty to April 2020 Murder

November 23, 2021 NEW YORK – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Humberto Rodriguez, aka “El Bori,” pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to the April 18, 2020, murder of Jorge Miguel Cabrera. U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel accepted the defendant’s guilty…

Dominican National Convicted of Fentanyl Distribution

November 23, 2021 BOSTON – A Dominican national was convicted yesterday by a federal jury of distributing fentanyl. Bernardito Carvajal, 30, who most recently resided in Haverhill, was convicted following a five-day jury trial of two counts of distribution of fentanyl. U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for…

Indiana Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Drug Trafficking Charge

November 23, 2021 SOUTH BEND, Indiana – Alfred Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Jason Cochran, 44, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by four years of…

Minnesota Man Sentenced to 5 Years on Methamphetamine Charge

November 23, 2021 MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy O’Shea, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Zakaree Stelzer, 25, of Lakeville, Minnesotra, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to five years in federal…

Illinois Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Role in Drug Trafficking

November 23, 2021 SOUTH BEND, Indiana – Alfred Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Nothern District of Indiana announced that Andre Neal, 44, of Zion, Illinois, was sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by two years of supervised…

San Diego Resident Sentenced to Nearly 14 Years for Distributing Fentanyl that Resulted in Eighteen-Year-Old’s Death

November 22, 2021 SAN DIEGO – San Diego resident Brandon Jacob Shepherd was sentenced in federal court today to thirteen years and eleven months in prison for selling fentanyl that resulted in the death of an eighteen-year-old San Diego woman, identified in court records as P.E.R., in January of 2020. He received one…

Colombian National Extradited from Costa Rica to Face Drug Charges in the United States

November 22, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. – Karin Hoppmann, Acting United States (U.S.) Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, announced the unsealing of a 2019 indictment charging Piero Antonio Lubo-Barros, a/k/a “Nostradamus,” (41, Colombia, South America) with conspiracy to distribute large amounts of cocaine knowing and intending it to be imported into the…

Post Falls Doctor Pays $110,000 for Overprescribing Opioids

November 22, 2021 COEUR D’ALENE – Dr. Eric Benson, an internist practicing medicine in Post Falls, Idaho, agreed to pay $110,000 to resolve allegations that he unlawfully prescribed opioids and other controlled substances to patients between 2014-2021. The settlement, which was based in part on Dr. Benson’s ability to pay, also restricts the…

San Diego Man Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Overdose Death

November 19, 2021 SAN DIEGO – Tony Davis was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo to 13 years in prison for supplying the heroin and fentanyl that led to the fatal overdose of a 41-year-old San Diego woman, on October 24, 2018. According to his plea agreement…

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