ETATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA): toutes les dernières narco-news au 2 mars 2022

March 02, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – An indictment filed in Manhattan Supreme Court charges two men in connection with a kidnapping and assault that allegedly occurred on January 31, 2022 in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx. An investigation revealed that the alleged incident stemmed from a theft of narcotics that…

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Indianapolis Felon Serving Community Correction Sentence Indicted for New Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

March 02, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers for the Southern District of Indiana announced that a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Indiana returned an indictment late yesterday charging Dreshaun Carter, 25, of Indianapolis, with…

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DEA Administrator names Greg Millard as SAC of the El Paso Division

March 02, 2022

EL PASO – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Division has a new Special Agent in Charge (SAC). On Friday Feb. 18, 2022, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram named Greg Millard as the new SAC of the El Paso Division, which serves New Mexico and West Texas. Millard came to El…

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St. Louis Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Meth and Gun Offenses

March 01, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Deandre Young, 43, of St. Louis, was sentenced today to 96 months imprisonment in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois. Young plead guilty on Oct. 7, 2021, to one count of aiding and abetting a co-defendant’s possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one…

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Springfield Man Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

March 01, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today after law enforcement officers seized more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from his residence. Walter M. Terrell, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 13 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept…

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Bronx Man Indicted as a Major Trafficker Following Seizure of 110 Pounds of Cocaine from Tractor-Trailer in Virginia

March 01, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – An indictment filed in Manhattan Supreme Court by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor charges Jose DelaCruz with Operating as a Major Trafficker, Conspiracy in the Second Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First and Third Degrees, following the seizure of…

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Prison Sentence for Final Defendant Wraps up Prosecution of Middle Georgia Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

March 01, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA: With a sentence handed down in U.S. District Court, the final defendant in a drug trafficking conspiracy joins more than two dozen people sent to prison for distributing methamphetamine and cocaine in middle Georgia. Donnie Edmonds, a/k/a “Hotboy,” 37, of Vidalia, Ga., was sentenced to 151 months in…

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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty in Case Involving Overdose Death

February 28, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge John A. Ross accepted a plea of guilty from Markquis Bryant Feb. 28 for the crime of distribution of a controlled substance related to an overdose death. Judge Ross set sentencing for June 14, 2022. According to the plea agreement, Bryant knowingly and…

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DEA Launches Second Year of Operation Engage

February 28, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration is launching its second year of Operation Engage, a comprehensive community-level approach to address the drug epidemic through prevention strategies, facilitating conversations and collaboration with local partners. The Philadelphia Field Division’s proposal was one of 11 approved for continued funding for 2022…

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Illinois Ice Meth Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison

February 25, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Thomas A. Wright, 44, from Pekin, Illinois, was sentenced on Feb. 22, 2022, to 25 years’ imprisonment, to…

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Georgia Man Convicted of Trafficking Methamphetamine

February 25, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal jury in Statesville has convicted Da Lee, 37, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, of trafficking methamphetamine and marijuana in Western North Carolina, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to filed court documents, trial evidence, and witness testimony, from 2018…

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Supplier of Drug of Drug Ring Operating in Asheville Sentenced to 25+ Years in Prison

February 25, 2022

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Rodney Dejuan Allison, 46, of Asheville, was sentenced in federal court late yesterday to 310 months in prison and eight years of supervised release on drug conspiracy charges, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. On April 2, 2019, a federal…

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Six Arrested in Multi-Jurisdictional Fentanyl Takedown

February 25, 2022

BOSTON – Six individuals from Maine and Massachusetts were arrested yesterday in connection with their roles in an alleged fentanyl trafficking organization with activity that spanned across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Randell Starlin Medina Rodriguez, 26, of Andover; Williams Colon Sanchez, 26, of Lawrence; Douglas Morris, 31, of Bangor…

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Crystal Meth Trafficker Sentenced 5 Years in Federal Prison

February 25, 2022

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ALEJANDRO CASTILLO, 42, a citizen of Belize last residing in Los Angeles, California, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised…

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Five Defendants Charged in Drug Conspiracy Operating in Pawley’s Island

February 25, 2022

GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA — A joint team of federal and local law enforcement officers recently arrested three individuals who have been charged in federal court in connection with a drug trafficking organization that operated in and around Pawley’s Island. Two others charged remain at large. The recently unsealed indictment charges…

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Bowie County Man Indicted for Trafficking Deadly Fentanyl

February 25, 2022

TEXARKANA, TX– A Texarkana man has been indicted for federal drug trafficking and firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Darell Montrell Trotter, 32, was named in an indictment returned by a federal…

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Mexican National Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Drug Smuggling Operation

February 24, 2022

EL PASO – On February 23, a Mexican national was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a large marijuana conspiracy. According to court documents, Victor Gerardo Villegas, aka Victor Gerardo Villegas-Villalva, Gera, 34, of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, was a member of the Gente Nueva de…

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Raleigh Police Officer Arrested for Cocaine Distribution While on Duty

February 24, 2022

A Raleigh Police Officer had his initial appearance today on charges of distributing cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was arrested yesterday on these charges. According to court documents, Keven Rodriguez, 33, a Field Operations Division Officer with the Raleigh Police Department…

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South Texas Man Admits to Smuggling Cocaine on Passenger Bus

February 24, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 21-year-old Hidalgo County man has pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute 4.5 kilograms of cocaine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Today, Matthew Ethan Joseph Castillo admitted he knowingly attempted to smuggle…

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Man Indicted for Trafficking Over 220 Pounds of Methamphetamine

February 24, 2022

PHOENIX – Jose Eleno Luna-Arellanes aka Carlos Luna Arellanes has been indicted on one count Conspiracy, one count of Illegally Conducting an Enterprise, and one count of Sale or Transportation for Sale of Dangerous Drugs (methamphetamine). According to the indictment, Luna-Arellanes is accused of being part of a drug trafficking…

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Aransas Man Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

February 23, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 60-year-old man has been ordered to prison following his convictions of conspiracy to distribute more than five grams of meth and possession with intent to distribute 27 grams of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and…

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Reading Man Sentenced for Role in Meth Trafficking Conspiracy

February 23, 2022

BOSTON – A Reading man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a conspiracy to distribute meth in and around the Boston area. Aaron Smith, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to one year and one day in…

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Four Men Charged After DEA & Phoenix Police Seize Large Quantities of Fake Pills & Methamphetamine

February 23, 2022

PHOENIX – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Phoenix Police Department Mountain View Precinct Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) have arrested four subjects who were involved in the distribution large quantities of fake M30 pills, fentanyl powder, methamphetamine and heroin in the greater Phoenix area. The investigation into the drug…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth Trafficking

February 23, 2022

HAMMOND, Ind. – Alfred A. 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 Juan O. Barradas-De La Paz, 26, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge Jon…

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Arizona Prison Inmate Charged with Brokering Sale of Fentanyl and Meth in Illinois

February 19, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois announced that an inmate in a state prison in Arizona has been charged with federal drug offenses for allegedly brokering the sale of…

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Crystal Meth Dealer Sentenced to 5 years

February 18, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Demarko Hines, 50, of Cahokia Heights, Illinois, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for distributing crystal methamphetamine. Hines will also serve a four-year term of supervised release following his release from federal prison. On Feb. 23, 2021, a federal grand jury indicted…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Possession of Meth with Intent to Distribute

February 18, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that a Daniel S. Ward, 54, of Taylorville, Illinois, was sentenced on Feb. 10, 2022, to four years in prison, to be…

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Caldwell Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

February 18, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Caldwell man was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. According to court records, Travis Rouse, 53, of Caldwell, aided and abetted his co-defendant in transporting methamphetamine from Mexico to Idaho prior to his arrest on February 19…

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Guatemalan National is Extradited on International Cocaine Trafficking and Maritime Smuggling Charges

February 17, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Suspected drug trafficker Rafael Orlando Ramirez Barillas, a Guatemalan national who was extradited to the United States from Guatemala on Thursday, February 10, 2022 to face international cocaine trafficking and maritime smuggling charges in the Southern District of California, appeared in federal court today and was ordered…

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Former Angels Communications Director Eric Kay Convicted in Tyler Skaggs Overdose Case

February 17, 2022

Dallas – An ex-employee of the Los Angeles Angles was convicted today in connection with the 2019 overdose death of Angles pitcher Tyler Skaggs, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas/Fort Worth After less than an hour and a half of deliberation, a federal jury found…

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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm and Cocaine Distribution Charges

February 17, 2022

OCALA, Fla. – Jeffrey Walt Boston (45, Orlando) pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and possessing with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine. Boston faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set…

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Former Godfather of Black Stone Gorilla Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering, Narcotics, and Firearms Offenses

February 17, 2022

NEW YORK CITY –Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Acting Special Agent in Charge Timothy Foley, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced that Alexander Arguedas, a/k/a “Reckless,” pled guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman in connection with his role…

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Jefferson County Man Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term for Drug Trafficking

February 17, 2022

BEAUMONT, TX – A Port Arthur man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Troy Reese, 20, pleaded guilty on May…

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Drug Trafficking Leader Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

February 17, 2022

MADISON, WIS. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that David Stone III, 29, St. Paul, Minnesota, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 10 years…

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Two Rhode Island Men Charged In Wide-Ranging Fentanyl Conspiracy

February 17, 2022

BOSTON – Two Rhode Island men have been arrested and charged for their alleged roles in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy that spanned across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Jasdrual Perez, 33, of Cranston, R.I., and Erik Ventura, 33, of Providence, R.I., were charged with one count each of conspiracy…

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DEA Participates in Joint Press Conference with U.S. Attorney’s Office and Law Enforcement Partners to Address Violent Crime

February 16, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – Today, in a demonstration of unity, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley joined U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to announce their joint efforts to address the violent crime spike occurring in the City of…

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Eleven Individuals Involved in Osceola County Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Federal Prison

February 16, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. District Judges Paul G. Byron and Carlos E. Mendoza have sentenced 11 members of an Osceola County-based drug trafficking organization (DTO) to federal prison sentences ranging between 15 and 300 months for a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin. One individual was also…

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First Arrests in New York of DEA’s Operation Overdrive

February 16, 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 Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, and Keechant L. Sewell, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, announced the unsealing of a…

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Pharmacist Indicted for Tampering with a Controlled Substance

February 16, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Kansas City returned an indictment charging a pharmacist with one count of tampering with a consumer product, one count of possession of tramadol by deception and subterfuge, one count of possession of zolpidem by deception and subterfuge, and one count of…

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Kilogram Cocaine Trafficker Convicted at Trial

February 16, 2022

TAMPA, Fla – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced that a federal jury has found Damian Sierra (43, Port St. Lucie) guilty of possessing 500 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to distribute it. Sierra faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to 40…

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Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over Ten Years in Federal Prison

February 16, 2022

OCALA, Fla. –Tralvaster Epps (34, Ocala) was sentenced to 10 years and 2 months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. Epps had pleaded guilty on November 18, 2021. According…

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Pearl District Drug Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison

February 16, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Portland man was sentenced to federal prison today for possessing with intent to distribute large quantities of cocaine from his Pearl District apartment. Antonio Bernal Osorio, Jr., 40, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison. According to court documents, in September 2020, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)…

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Richland Naturopath Agrees to Pay $70,096 for Improper Prescription of Controlled Substances

February 16, 2022

Richland, Wash. – Judith K. Caporiccio, N.D., a Richland-based naturopathic doctor, has agreed to pay $70,096 to resolve allegations under the Controlled Substances Act and the False Claims Act, which allege that she improperly prescribed controlled substances between July 2016 and July 2021. The Controlled Substances Act regulates certain drugs…

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Former Passaic County Man Admits Laundering Drug Proceeds

February 15, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip R. Selinger announced a former Passaic County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a large international money laundering conspiracy. Gilberto…

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Three Federally Indicted for Indiana and Kentucky Fentanyl Overdoses

February 15, 2022

HENDERSON, Ky. – Michael J. Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky announced that on Feb. 9, 2022, a federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky, returned two indictments charging two men and one…

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La DEA lanza una nueva iniciativa para combatir la violencia relacionada con las drogas y las sobredosis en comunidades de todo el país

February 15, 2022

La Administración para el Control de Drogas (DEA) ha anunciado una nueva iniciativa denominada como “Operation Overdrive”, destinada a combatir los crecientes índices de crímenes violentos relacionados con el trasiego de drogas y las muertes por sobredosis que tanto afectan a nuestras comunidades. Durante el otoño pasado, la DEA puso…

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February 15, 2022

ST. LOUIS – The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Operation Overdrive, a new initiative aimed at combatting the rising rates of drug-related violent crime and overdose deaths plaguing American communities. Both St. Louis and Kansas City are among the 34 locations across 23 states where DEA efforts will be focused. Operation…

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