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Career Offender Sentenced

February 11, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. –Jesus Manuel Rodriguez-Castillo (39, Kissimmee) was sentenced to eight years and four months in federal prison for distributing fentanyl-laced heroin. Rodriguez-Castillo had pleaded guilty on October 5, 2021. According to court documents, Rodriguez-Castillo sold approximately 290 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin to a cooperating source and an undercover DEA…

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February 11, 2022

MIAMI – This week, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related…

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Mesa Nurse Practitioner Indicted Over Alleged Illegal Opioid Prescribing Practices

February 10, 2022

PHOENIX – Nurse Practitioner Deborah Ann Cooney, 59 years old, has been indicted on 14 criminal charges related to her alleged illegal opioid prescribing practices at a clinic she operates in Mesa, Arizona. The investigation conducted by the Phoenix Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developed allegations of improper…

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Larry Junior Hillbroom of Hope, Idaho, Sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

February 10, 2022

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – A Hope, Idaho man was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. According to evidence presented in court, in 2015 and 2016, Larry Junior Hillbroom, 37, conspired with others to smuggle methamphetamine through international airports between North Idaho and the Pacific…

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Illinois Dentist Charged with Tampering with Drugs Administered to Patients and Other Crimes

February 10, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Phillip Jensen, DMD, 61, of Rochester, Illinois, on Feb. 1, 2022, charging him…

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Final Defendant in a Harford County Drug Conspiracy

February 09, 2022

Baltimore, Md. – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Tremayne Murphy, age 40, of Harford County, Maryland to six years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. The sentence was announced by Jarod Forget…

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DEA Houston Shuts Down Wholesale Rx Inc. Distribution Operations

February 09, 2022

HOUSTON, TX – Today, Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division diversion investigators served an Immediate Suspension Order (ISO) that immediately suspended the DEA registration held by Wholesale Rx also known as “Tyler Pharmaceuticals” located in Cordova, TN. Wholesale Rx is suspected of diverting controlled substances onto the black market resulting in…

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Former Mexican Federal Police Commander Sentenced to 10 Years’ Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

February 09, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –Earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Ivan Reyes Arzate, a former Mexican Federal Police Officer and Commander of the Mexican Federal Police’s Sensitive Investigative Unit, was sentenced by United States District Judge Brian M. Cogan to 10 years’ imprisonment for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Reyes…

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Key Defendant in Drug Trafficking Network Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Federal Prison

February 09, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA: One of the leaders of a violent Savannah-area drug trafficking network has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison. Kashif Collins, a/k/a “Fat Boy,” 35, of Savannah, was sentenced to 220 months in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and…

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17-Count Indictment Unsealed, 22 Defendants Arrested

February 09, 2022

MACON, Ga. – Arrest warrants were executed today and 22 individuals are facing federal charges resulting from an ongoing methamphetamine trafficking investigation in Milledgeville, Georgia, with ties to metro Atlanta. An indictment is only an allegation of criminal conduct. All of the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven…

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Federal Charges Filed against St. Louis Woman Linked to Multiple Overdose Deaths

February 09, 2022

ST. LOUIS – On Feb. 8, 2022, federal charges were filed against Chuny Ann Reed, age 46. Reed is accused of distribution of crack cocaine (cocaine base) and fentanyl. These charges were a result of an investigation that began after a series of fatal overdoses that occurred at 4451 Forest…

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Possession

February 08, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – John Cooley, age 20, of Nottingham, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division; United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Assistant Special…

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February 08, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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DEA Washington Commemorates Black History Month

February 08, 2022

Washington, D.C. – As part of a long-standing tradition, the DEA Washington Division will take the month of February to honor the contributions and history of our African American community. National African American History Month is a time to celebrate our rich diversity. It is also a time to reflect…

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February 07, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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Albuquerque Smoke Shop Owner Appears in Court on Firearm and Drug Charges

February 07, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Gabriel Monico Guevara, 40, of Albuquerque, made an initial appearance in federal court today, facing charges of possessing firearms during, in relation to or in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Guevara will remain in custody pending a preliminary and…

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DEA Washington Division Launches Operation Overdrive

February 07, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced their new initiative — Operation Overdrive — aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. In January, the DEA Washington Division announced their new data-driven approach to combatting violent crime and overdose deaths…

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February 07, 2022

CHICAGO – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, the DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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February 07, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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February 07, 2022

DALLAS – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence and…

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February 07, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence and…

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February 07, 2022

NEW YORK – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new initiative, Operation Overdrive, aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Last fall, DEA initiated a data-driven approach using national crime statistics and CDC data to identify hot spots of drug-related violence…

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Idaho Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Drug Distribution Case

February 07, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Gooding, Idaho, man was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. According to court records, beginning in early 2020, law enforcement officers received information that Ruben Robles-Ramos, 49, of Gooding, was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Magic Valley. An…

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Porterville Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Distribution

February 04, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. —Renato Aguilera, 30, of Porterville, California, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon and U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 3, 2020, Aguilera conspired with…

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Bakersfield Resident Pleads Guilty for Attempting to Sell Fentanyl

February 04, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Keisean Rockmore, 27, of Bakersfield, California, pleaded guilty today to possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon and U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, on Jan. 19, 2021, Rockmore drove co-defendant Adrian Rodriguez…

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Four Defendants Plead Guilty to Meth Conspiracy Near Elementary School

February 04, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four defendants have pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a conspiracy that converted large amounts of liquid methamphetamine into crystal methamphetamine at a rented house within 1,000 feet of George Melcher Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri. Jose Vieyra-Lopez, 37, a citizen of…

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Seven Individuals Indicted for Transnational Drug Trafficking

February 03, 2022

BEAUMONT, Texas – A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas has returned an indictment charging seven individuals with various federal violations related to a complex international drug trafficking conspiracy, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney, Brit…

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Buffalo Man Going to Prison for 10 Years for Selling Heroin Linked to the Death of a Hamburg Man

February 03, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge Timothy Foley, New York Division announced that Brennen Bryant, Jr., 29, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine…

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Rochester Man Going to Prison for More than 14 Years for Fentanyl Trafficking and Overdose

February 03, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Timothy Foley, New York Division announced that Robert Dygert, 35, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 40 grams or more of…

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Suburban Chicago Man Arrested After Pill Press and Fentanyl Seized from Residence

February 03, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois announced the arrest of a man on a federal drug charge after law enforcement seized fentanyl and a “pill press” in his suburban Chicago residence…

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Former Corrections Officer Arraigned on Drug Trafficking and Contraband Charges

February 03, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Dennis Dean Garcia, Jr., 34, of Grants, New Mexico, was arraigned in federal court on Feb. 2 on one count each of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams and more of methamphetamine and attempt to provide contraband in prison. Garcia was indicted by a federal grand…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 190 Months for Meth Trafficking

February 03, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Dustin R. Test, 39, from Peoria, Illinois, was sentenced on Jan. 6, 2022, to 15 years and 10 months’ imprisonment…

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North Carolina Pharmacy Agrees to Pay $100,000 Fine

February 03, 2022

DURHAM, N.C. – Aspirar Pharmacy, LLC and Aspirar Pharmacy of Durham, LLC (collectively Aspirar Pharmacy), located in Cary and Durham, North Carolina, respectively, have agreed to pay the United States $100,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act from 2017-2018 by filling prescriptions for a physician who…

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Three Arrested After Distributing Methamphetamine and Fake Pills from Phoenix Auto Dealership

February 03, 2022

PHOENIX – On January 20, 2022, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested three subjects who were distributing methamphetamine and fake M30 pills suspected to contain fentanyl from BSG Auto Sales in Phoenix, Arizona. Investigators seized from the auto dealership approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine, 4,000 M30 pills suspected to…

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Florida-Based Pharmaceutical President Indicted in Counterfeit Promethazine-Codeine Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

February 02, 2022

BEAUMONT, Texas – A federal grand jury in Beaumont has returned a three-count indictment charging a Florida resident, along with nine other individuals, in a drug trafficking conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S…

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Nampa, Idaho, Man Sentenced to Five Years for Drug Trafficking

February 02, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Nampa, Idaho, man was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for distribution of illegal drugs. According to court records, Allen Eugene McLean, 20, of Nampa, Idaho,, sold another person methamphetamine on two different occasions. On June 23, 2020, McLean sold 4.5 grams of methamphetamine and…

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Texan Sentenced for Transporting Fentanyl and other Narcotics

February 02, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 41-year-old Houston man has been ordered to prison after conspiring to transport cocaine, heroin and fentanyl into the country, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Juan Antonio Sanchez Jr. pleaded guilty…

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Distributor Convicted of Conspiring to Distribute Controlled Substances and Defrauding the DEA

February 02, 2022

NEW YORK – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Laurence F. Doud III, the former Chief Executive Officer of Rochester Drug Co-Operative, Inc. (RDC), was convicted today in Manhattan federal court of conspiring to distribute unlawfully, oxycodone and fentanyl, and conspiring…

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Rock Hill Man Sentenced To 15 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Fentanyl Pill Distribution

February 01, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Justin De Neko Cunningham, 27, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of fentanyl. Evidence presented to the court showed that, through an investigation into a…

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Camden County Man Charged with Firearms and Narcotics Offenses

February 01, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. –A Camden County man made his initial appearance today on charges of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Manuel A. Quinones, 47, of Pennsauken, New…

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Ready Pharmacy agrees to $400,000 settlement relating to Controlled Substances Act claims

February 01, 2022

ALBUQERQUE, N.M. – Fred J. Federici, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, has announced that Ready Pharmacy has agreed to a $400,000 settlement relating to civil claims brought by the Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) El Paso Division Regulatory Diversion Group…

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Norwich Man Sentenced To More Than 14 Years In Prison For Dark Web Fentanyl Distribution

February 01, 2022

CONNECTICUT – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BARRY DUCLOS, 43, of Norwich, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 170 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking fentanyl analogues on the…

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Three Defendants Arrested for Operating Narcotics Delivery Service Responsible for Three Overdose Deaths from Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

February 01, 2022

NEW YORK CITY –Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Timothy Foley, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Keechant Sewell, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, and New York State Police…

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Two Bronx Men Charged with 2014 Harlem Murder

February 01, 2022

NEW YORK CITY –Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, and Ricky J. Patel, the Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Department of…

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Chicago-Area Drug and Gun Trafficker Sentenced to 65 Years for Firearms and Drug Offenses

January 31, 2022

URBANA, Ill. – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Deon Evans, 37, of Markham, Illinois, was sentenced on Jan. 31, 2022, to 65 years and eight months’ imprisonment in the…

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California Methamphetamine Trafficker Receives More Than 11 Years in Federal Prison

January 31, 2022

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Rotiha Chan, 38, of Stockton, California, was sentenced on Friday, January 28, to 136 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine and distribution of 50 grams or more of a substance…

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Fresno man sentenced to 3 years in prison for selling fentanyl to a minor

January 28, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Fabian Garcia-Palacio, 19, of Fresno, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston to three years in prison for illegally distributing fentanyl to a minor, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, in March 2020, Garcia-Palacio distributed counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with…

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Prior Felon Pleads Guilty to New Drug Charge

January 28, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Timothy Foley, New York Division announced that Julian Riley, 47, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, 500 grams…

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