ETATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières NARCONEWS au 30 janvier 2022

Long Island Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking

January 28, 2022 CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Donta Riddick pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and fentanyl with intent to distribute on September 15, 2020. Riddick also admitted to the distribution of heroin and fentanyl on September 13, 2020 that caused the death of…

Dark Web Fentanyl Distributor Receives 20-Year Sentence

January 28, 2022 WILMINGTON, N.C. – A Washington, North Carolina man was sentenced yesterday to 240 months in prison for the distribution of fentanyl and an associated firearm violation. On June 24, 2021, Dylan Hunter Holcomb pled guilty to charges including conspiring to distribute fentanyl, possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl, and possessing…

Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

January 27, 2022 ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Jose Armando Delgado Martinez (35, Orlando) to 14 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute over a kilogram of fentanyl and fentanyl-laced heroin. Delgado-Martinez had pleaded guilty on November 9, 2021. Two of Delgado-Martinez’s…

Seven Area Residents Indicted for Conspiracy to Transport Stolen Catalytic Converters Across State Lines

January 27, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Seven Rogersville, Missouri, and Springfield, Mo., residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to transport thousands of stolen catalytic converters across state lines as part of a multi-million-dollar business. The federal indictment charges all seven defendants with participating in…

Two Indicted on Drug Conspiracy and Other Charges in Landmark Case Following Fentanyl Overdose Death

January 27, 2022 Washington, D.C., – A brother and sister were arrested on charges stemming from an investigation by federal and local law enforcement agencies into a drug operation that was distributing Fentanyl, including to a woman who overdosed and died. The indictments, unsealed today, were announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in…

Iowa Man Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking, Firearm Charges

January 27, 2022 ROCKFORD, Ill. — Robert J. Bell, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois announced the indictment of an Iowa man by a federal grand jury in Rockford on federal drug and firearm charges…

Illinois Woman Sentenced to 14 Years for Meth Trafficking

January 27, 2022 PEORIA, Ill. – Robert J. Bell, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Donna N. Mark, 39, of Peoria, Illinois, was sentenced on Jan. 20, 2022 to 168 months’ imprisonment (14 years), to…

Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Drug Conspiracy Role

January 27, 2022 MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Marcie Leoso, 40, of Washburn, Wisconsin, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to five years…

DEA Serves Immediate Suspension Order on Northgate Pharmacy in Waldorf, Maryland

January 27, 2022 Washington, D.C., – Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division, announced the issuance of an Immediate Suspension Order (ISO) at Northgate Pharmacy, located at 3973 Saint Charles Parkway, Waldorf, Maryland, today. This morning, members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Washington Division’s Tactical Diversion Squad, along…

Centerville Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Heroin Trafficking Organization

January 27, 2022 BOSTON – A Centerville man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to his role in a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy. Vinicius Zangrande, 38, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for April 27…

Fentanyl, Cocaine and a Weapon Earns Man 11 Years in Prison

January 26, 2022 East St. Louis, Ill. – Anthony Wisham, 60, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Wisham previously pled guilty to two counts of distribution of fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to…

Bridgeport Gang Member Sentenced to More Than 24 Years for Racketeering

January 26, 2022 Bridgeport, CT – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SHAKALE BRANTLEY, also known as “Charlie Wilson,” “Kellz,” and “Man Man,” 22, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 292 months of imprisonment, followed by three…

Taunton Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

January 26, 2022 BOSTON – A Taunton man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl. Carlos Rivera, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and three counts of distribution and…

Twenty Charged in ‘Operation Shut Down Corner’

January 26, 2022 Dallas – Twenty alleged drug dealers and their associates have been arrested and charged in “Operation Shut Down Corner,” announced DEA Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez. The operation – which involved more than 150 agents and officers from the North Texas OCEDTF Strike Force – focused on Hamilton…

Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Additional Prison Time

January 26, 2022 ATLANTA – Rodriquez Deonte Redding has been sentenced for trafficking cocaine and laundering his drug profits by purchasing luxury cars in his mother’s and grandmother’s names. He faced new charges of wire fraud and the court imposed an additional sentence of one year and three months after the government discovered…

Law Enforcement Partnership in Nebraska Takes Stance Against Methamphetamine

January 26, 2022 KEARNEY, Neb. – In response to the increasing amount of methamphetamine seen threatening Nebraskans, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Nebraska have formed a coalition to help combat the number one drug threat in both rural and urban communities across the state. Nebraska Attorney General, Doug Peterson; Interim…

San Jose Man Sentenced to More Than 16 years

January 25, 2022 SAN FRANCISCO – Armando Daniel Calderon was sentenced today in United States District Court to 198 months in federal prison following convictions for two counts of methamphetamine trafficking, one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, and one count of carrying a firearm during drug trafficking, announced United States Attorney Stephanie…

Santa Fe Duo Appears in Court on Firearm and Drug Trafficking Charges

January 25, 2022 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Werni Lopez-Perez, 25, and Mario Guizar-Anchondo, 19, both of Santa Fe, New Mexico, made an initial appearance in federal court today, facing charges of conspiracy, possession with the intent to distribute 400 grams and more of fentanyl, possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams and more…

Webster Man Going to Prison on Drug and Gun Charges

January 25, 2022 ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Cody Fingland, 23, of Webster, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison by U.S. District Judge…

New York City Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

January 25, 2022 SYRACUSE, NY – Shakespeare Cruz, 48, of New York City, pleaded guilty today to federal drug trafficking charges, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Acting Special Agent in Charge Timothy Foley, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, and New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen. As part of…

DEA St. Louis Division Breaks Fentanyl Seizure Record in 2021

January 25, 2022 ST. LOUIS – The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division broke a fentanyl seizure record for 2021 with nearly 188 kilograms seized through Missouri, Kansas and southern Illinois. In addition, agents and task force officers seized 1,848 kilograms of methamphetamine and 73 kilograms of heroin. The meth seizure amount was…

Palm Bay Man Sentenced to Six Years for Distributing Fentanyl

January 24, 2022 ORLANDO, Fla. –Davel Theodore Spady (35, Palm Bay) was sentenced to six years in federal prison for distributing fentanyl and possessing with the intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. A federal jury had found Spady guilty on October 21, 2021. According to evidence presented during the three-day…

Midland Man Indicted for Possession of Fentanyl and Meth

January 21, 2022 PECOS – A federal grand jury in Pecos returned an indictment last week charging a Midland man with allegedly possessing illegal drugs and a firearm. According to court documents, Edgar Parra, 36, is charged by federal indictment with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl and…

Kansas City Woman Sentenced For Illegal Firearm

January 21, 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, woman who was arrested with 19 firearms and quantities of illegal drugs in her home was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm. Robin A. Graham, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to nine years in…

Tri City Bombers Sentenced for Racketeering Crimes

January 21, 2022 HOUSTON – Two South Texas men have pleaded guilty and received significant sentences for their convictions related to an ongoing racketeering conspiracy, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Mike Bueno, 50, Edinburg, and Octavio Muniz, 45…

Marijuana Smuggler Who Crossed The River in a Floating Truck Sent to Prison

January 21, 2022 BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 32-year-old local man has been ordered to federal prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Carlos Torres, Brownsville, pleaded guilty…

Malden Man Sentenced For Crack Cocaine and Firearms Offenses

January 21, 2022 BOSTON – A Malden man was sentenced yesterday in connection with possessing 100 grams of crack cocaine for distribution and numerous firearms. Alberto Junior Lopez, 27, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf to five years in prison and five years of supervised release. On June 10…

Pocatello Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

January 21, 2022 POCATELLO, Idaho – A Pocatello man was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison for attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court records, on December 7, 2020, law enforcement intercepted a package in Pocatello. After a law enforcement K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics, officers searched…

San Diego Pharmacy Pays $105,000 Penalty for Illegitimately Dispensing Opioids

January 20, 2022 SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s Balboa Pharmacy has paid $105,000 to resolve allegations that it illegally dispensed opioids and other dangerous drugs to its patients, according to a settlement agreement signed by Balboa Pharmacy and the United States. The settlement stems from the United States’ continued efforts to combat the…

KC Man Sentenced to 21 Years for Meth Trafficking at Camdenton Hotel

January 20, 2022 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing methamphetamine to distribute when officers found large amounts of illegal drugs in his room at a Camdenton, Mo., hotel. Anthony Martinez Harris, 49, was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in federal…

January 20, 2022 BRUNSWICK, GA: A pharmacist and a pharmacy owner await sentencing after pleading guilty to charges related to a conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances. Gilbert Nelson Weise, Jr., 58, of Jacksonville, Fla., faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to dispense controlled…

Heroin Conspiracy Results in 12-Year Sentence

January 19, 2022 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Kansas, man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. Solomon B. Hawthorne, 31, was sentenced to 12 years and one month in federal prison without parole. Today’s sentence includes a term of two years for violating…

Indiana Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Trafficking Charges

January 19, 2022 FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Michael L. Placencia, 53, of Auburn, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading…

South Burlington Man Charged with Distribution of Methamphetamine

January 19, 2022 Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Quenton Dodson, 33, of South Burlington, Vermont, has been charged by criminal complaint in federal court with one count of distribution of methamphetamine. Court records show that Dodson has been the subject of an…

13-Year Sentence for Meth Trafficking, Illegal Firearm

January 19, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Jason A. Hamann, 48, was sentenced to 13 years and five months in federal prison without parole. On June 23, 2020, Hamann pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy…

Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison

January 19, 2022 Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEVIN LUCAS, also known as “Dutch,” 62, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today via video conference by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervise release, for trafficking narcotics…

Indiana Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Trafficking

January 19, 2022 SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Rashawn Fowler, 34, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after…

Idaho Falls Man Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

January 19, 2022 POCATELLO, Idaho – An Idaho Falls man was sentenced to 68 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court records, on June 19, 2019, Idaho State Police officers initiated a traffic stop on a van driven by Matthew Gary Leander, III, 39, of Idaho…

Jake’s Fireworks Owner Guilty of Federal Drug Trafficking Violations

January 18, 2022 BEAUMONT, Texas – Two Jake’s Fireworks defendants, including the owner of the Nederland business, have pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux and U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Jake Ellis Daughtry, 35, of Nederland, pleaded guilty…

Southern California Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine from Mexico to Modesto

January 18, 2022 FRESNO, Calif. — Antonio Castellanos, 38, of Whittier, was sentenced today to nine years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine from Mexico destined for Modesto, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Castellanos and co-defendants Genaro Serrato-Calles, 49; Antonio Valencia-Hernandez, 66, both of Michoacán, Mexico; and…

Suburban Chicago Woman Sentenced to 1 Year for Writing Fraudulent Opioid Prescriptions

January 18, 2022 CHICAGO – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois today announced that an administrative assistant at a suburban Chicago medical practice has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for…

Twenty Kilograms of Fentanyl Seized by New York Strike Force

January 14, 2022 NEW YORK CITY –Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Keechant Sewell, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, announced that Sucre Almanzar-Alba was charged in…

Idaho Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine

January 14, 2022 BOISE, Idaho– A Caldwell man was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. According to court records, Dagoberto Leroy Turnbull, 32, of Caldwell, sold another person methamphetamine on two different occasions. On December 22, 2020, Turnbull sold one quarter pound of methamphetamine and on January 12…

Buffalo Woman Who Conspired with Local Doctor to Illegally Distribute Controlled Substances Sentenced

January 14, 2022 BUFFALO, NY – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, announced that Takeya Rainey, 45, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and…

Fentanyl Trafficker Going to Prison for 15 Years

January 14, 2022 ROCHESTER, NY – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, announced that Shermart D. Merriwether, 26, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of distribution of fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 180 months in prison by…

10 Charged for Multi-Year Cocaine Conspiracy

January 14, 2022 MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy O’Shea, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that three indictments have been unsealed charging a total of 10 people with participating in a cocaine conspiracy. The indictments were returned by…

Buffalo Man Previously Convicted on Federal Drug Charge Arrested for Possessing Guns

January 14, 2022 BUFFALO, NY – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, announced that Nikita Burt, 38, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with being a felon in possession of firearms. The charge…

Nixa Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth Trafficking After High-Speed Chase

January 13, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa, Missouri, woman who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase at night with no headlights pleaded guilty in federal court today to trafficking methamphetamine. Gina N. Nunez, 43, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to one count of possessing methamphetamine with…

Loose Creek Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Trafficking, Illegal Firearm

January 13, 2022 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Loose Creek, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm. Leif Christopher Haslag, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On July 1, 2021, Haslag pleaded guilty…

Fentanyl Dealers Sentenced to 12 and 8 Years in Federal Prison

January 13, 2022 ORLANDO, Fla. –Bolivar Anibal Cordova, Jr. (42, Windermere) and Luis Manuel Cordero (40, Orlando) were sentenced to 12 years and 7 months and 8 years and 6 months in federal prison, respectively, for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl-laced heroin. Cordova and Cordero had pleaded guilty in October…

Colombian National Extradited to the United States Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

January 13, 2022 TAMPA, Fla. – Oscar Marsiglia Barrios (54, Colombia) pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute cocaine knowing and intending it to be imported into the United States (U.S.). Marsiglia Barrios faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to court…

Dominican National Indicted on Fentanyl Trafficking Charges

January 13, 2022 BOSTON – A Dominican national residing in Boston was indicted by a federal grand jury today on three drug-trafficking charges involving fentanyl. Luis Sonier Bautista Moreta, 25, was indicted on two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and one count of…

Idaho Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

January 12, 2022 POCATELLO, Idaho – A Twin Falls, Idaho, man was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court records, in September 2019, Cody J. Moore, 50, of Twin Falls, Idaho, traveled to Arizona with his co-conspirator, Brian…

Ringleader in Prescription Drug Conspiracy Sentenced to Federal Prison

January 12, 2022 SAVANNAH, Ga. — The leader of a conspiracy that used forged prescriptions to obtain and sell large amounts of highly addictive opioids has been sentenced to federal prison. Raheem Hardy, 29, of Decatur, Georgia, was sentenced to 55 months in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent…

Indiana Man Sentenced to 151 Months for Cocaine Distribution

January 12, 2022 HAMMOND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Regional Office in Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Odell Lucas, 44, of Schererville, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James Moody…

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