ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières ‘narconews’ au 11 mars 2022

Man Charged in Sales of Two Guns and Thousands of Counterfeit Pills Containing Fentanyl in Hell’s Kitchen

March 11, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – A Manhattan man was arrested for sales of two guns and thousands of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl following a long-term undercover investigation. At the time of his arrest, Aaron Sanchez was allegedly carrying a dog toy stuffed with 1,000 counterfeit pills. Bridget G. Brennan, New…

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Member of Brockton-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

March 11, 2022

BOSTON – The member of a violent Brockton-based drug trafficking organization (DTO) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. Lutherson Bonheur, a/k/a “Boogs,” 29, of Brockton, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young to 19 years in…

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Citizen of the Dominican Republic Sentenced to 5 years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl

March 11, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL JIMENEZ DE LA CRUZ, 36, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing in Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment for…

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Mexican National Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine in Tehama County

March 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Maria Cervantes-Echevarria, 35, a Mexican national living in Los Molinos, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley, to eight years and nine months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge…

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Iowa Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Meth Trafficking

March 10, 2022

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Todd 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 Michael James Grommet, 37, of Marshalltown, Iowa, was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment on March 9, 2022, to…

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Boise Woman Sentenced to 6.5 Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

March 10, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Boise woman was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. According to court records, Miranda Lee Stogsdill, 41, sold 108 grams of methamphetamine on April 1, 2021, and later sold 111 grams of methamphetamine on April 15, 2021. Both sales were for…

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Law Enforcement Operation Results in 25 Arrests for Drug-trafficking Conspiracy, Illegal Firearms

March 10, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An investigation into an armed and violent drug-trafficking organization led to the arrests of 25 Kansas City, Missouri, area residents this week in an operation that involved more than 200 law enforcement officers from multiple local and federal agencies. “This operation removed a large number of…

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Tallahassee Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking Charges

March 10, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal jury in Tallahassee convicted Lamar Anthony Dukes, 36, of Tallahassee, Florida of distributing methamphetamine and fentanyl and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine. The guilty verdict, returned on March 8, 2022, at the conclusion of a two-day trial, was announced by Jason R…

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Three Wisconsin Residents Charged with Drug Crimes

March 10, 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 three Marathon County residents have been charged with methamphetamine trafficking. Victor Pennington, 26, and Lucas Ellwart, 28, both of Wausau…

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Six Indicted for Illegal Firearms Possession, Drugs

March 10, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA – Six defendants face federal charges including drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms after separate indictments by a grand jury in the Southern District of Georgia, while recent actions in U.S. District Court include guilty pleas and criminal sentences related to illegal gun possession. The indicted cases…

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Heroin Dealer Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison

March 09, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Panagoltis Skordalos, age 43, of Baltimore, Maryland to four years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after Skordalos pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The guilty…

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Siblings Sentenced for Selling Drugs Near Elementary School

March 09, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two Corpus Christi residents have been ordered to prison for their involvement in a drug conspiracy, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Jesus Sustaita III, 26, pleaded guilty Nov. 23, 2021, while his sister – Anna…

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Cuban National Sentenced to Over 38 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Other Crimes

March 09, 2022

EL PASO – A Cuban national living in Fort Hancock was sentenced today to 460 months in prison for drugs, firearms and immigration crimes. On July 23, 2021, Gilberto Morales, 57, was found guilty by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to possess 1,000 kilograms or more of…

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East Bay Resident Found Guilty of Attempting to Help Smuggle Cocaine Through Bay Area Airports

March 09, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – A jury found Lemack Bellot guilty of two counts of attempting to aid and abet possession with intent to distribute cocaine in a scheme to smuggle drugs through San Francisco International Airport (SFO), announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Special Agent in Charge…

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Bridgeport Gang Member Sentenced to 40 Years for Murder, Role in Courthouse Shooting and Other Violence

March 09, 2022

Bridgeport, CT – Tyiese Warren, also known as “Loose Screw,” 21, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 480 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for murder and other violent crimes he committed as a member of a…

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Two Plead Guilty in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

March 09, 2022

BOSTON – Two drug traffickers pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. William Velez, 40, of Boston, and Mark Daileanes, 53, of Litchfield, N.H., pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute…

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Pharmacy Owner Convicted of Unlawfully Dispensing 1.5 Million Doses of Controlled Substances

March 08, 2022

Houston-A federal jury in the Southern District of Texas convicted a Texas pharmacy owner yesterday for unlawfully distributing controlled substances and laundering money from his now-shuttered pharmacies. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Clint Carr, 32, of Cypress, co-owned and operated CC Pharmacy in Houston, and CC…

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Barre Couple Charged in Federal Court with Drug and Gun Crimes

March 08, 2022

Barre, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that David Tom, 37, and Tiffany Fisk, 32, who are married and both of Barre, Vermont, were arrested yesterday. A federal grand jury had previously charged Tom with unlawfully possessing a firearm as…

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Man Sentenced to 178 Months for Conspiring to Import Cocaine into the United States

March 08, 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. Sellinger announced a United States citizen who had been residing in the Dominican Republic was sentenced today to 178 months in…

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Six Augusta-Area Defendants Indicted on Separate Firearms, Drug Charges

March 08, 2022

AUGUSTA, GA: Three Augusta men face felony gun charges while three others also faces drug trafficking charges as Richmond County law enforcement officials pursue individuals associated with an increase in gang-related violent crime. Federal indictments returned in the March term of the Southern District of Georgia U.S. District Court Grand…

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Lead Defendant Sentenced in Middle Georgia Methamphetamine-Trafficking Conspiracy

March 08, 2022

DUBLIN, GA: The lead defendant in a now-disrupted Laurens County methamphetamine-trafficking ring has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to his leadership role in the conspiracy. David Alex Monroe, 32, of Dexter, Ga., was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with…

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Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to a Decade in Federal Prison

March 08, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. today sentenced a methamphetamine dealer to 120 months in prison, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Christian Allen Garcia, 30, of West Covina, California, was also ordered to serve five years of supervised…

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Baltimore Fentanyl Dealer Admits to Selling Narcotics to Customers Across Four States

March 07, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – Devin Cunningham, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division…

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San Diego Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Distribution Resulting in Death

March 07, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Perry Edward Davis of San Diego was sentenced in federal court today to 20 years in prison for distributing the fentanyl that resulted in the death of Joshua Chambers, a 25-year-old husband and father of two young children from El Cajon. Davis was convicted by a federal…

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Darknet Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

March 07, 2022

Seattle – 28-year-0ld Nicholas Partlow of Issaquah, Washington, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to drug and gun charges, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Partlow admits selling drugs on the darknet more than 400 times as part of a conspiracy with the operators of darknet marketplaces and…

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Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to 27 Years in Federal Prison

March 07, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. –Victor Manuel Hernandez (22, Wimauma) was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for a narcotics conspiracy involving methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, as well as for being a felon in possession of multiple firearms. Hernandez had pleaded guilty on July 27, 2021. According to court documents, between on…

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California Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Four Kilos of Meth Aboard Bus

March 07, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Desert Hot Springs, California, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to smuggling more than four kilograms of methamphetamine from Los Angeles, Calif., to Indianapolis, Indiana aboard a bus traveling through Kansas City, Missouri. Gary A. Aquerrebere, 63, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg…

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DEA Launches Second Year of Operation Engage

March 07, 2022

DETROIT – 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 Detroit Field Division’s proposal was one of 11 approved for continued funding for 2022…

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Two Horry County Men Receive Multi-Year Sentences For Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

March 07, 2022

FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Scorpio Teriell Tisdale, 28, of Gallivants Ferry, and Michael Keith McKenith, 32, of Aynor, were sentenced to 10 years and seven years respectively after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Evidence presented to the Court showed that both men…

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Bridgeport Gang Member Sentenced to more than 17 Years in Prison for Role in Courthouse Shooting

March 07, 2022

NEW HAVEN, CT. – Marquis Isreal, also known as “Garf” or “Gbaby,” 25, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 210 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for racketeering offenses related to his participation in a gang-related shooting in…

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Eugene Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Overdose Death of University of Oregon Student

March 05, 2022

EUGENE, Ore.—A Eugene man was sentenced to federal prison today for supplying a University of Oregon student with fentanyl-laced counterfeit Oxycodone pills that caused the student’s overdose death. Micaiah Wendell Ray Hill, 21, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison and 3 years’ supervised release. According to court documents…

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Former Nurse at Danville Hospital Sentenced for Tampering with Prescription Opioid Drugs, Making False Statements

March 04, 2022

DANVILLE, Va. – A former registered nurse working at Sovah Health-Danville was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison for tampering with consumer products (fentanyl and hydromorphone) and making false statements. Emilee Kathryn Poteat, 31, pleaded guilty in May 2021 to one count of tampering with consumer products (fentanyl…

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Alexandria Man Sentenced for Armed Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

March 04, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Alexandria man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for conspiracy, possession, and distribution of fentanyl and Eutylone, and being a felon in possession of a firearm during drug trafficking. According to court documents, from in or around June 2020, through at least December 2020…

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Trafficker of Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Fentanyl, and Marijuana Sentenced to Federal Prison

March 04, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. –Raymond Malara (38, Tampa) was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana. The Court also ordered Malara to forfeit $ 37,820, which is traceable to proceeds of the offense. Malara had pleaded guilty on August 3, 2021. According to court documents, between…

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Drug Trafficker Who Distributed Narcotics While on State Bond Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

March 04, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. –Jarran Riley (37, Clearwater) was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for distributing narcotics. Riley had pleaded guilty on December 9, 2021. According to court documents, on June 5, 2019, at approximately 10:30 p.m., detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dunedin Cove Motel…

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DEA Chicago Suspends Registration Number of Suburban Chicago Physician

March 04, 2022

CHICAGO – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – Chicago Division, announced that on March 3, 2022, DEA Chicago Diversion Investigators served an Immediate Suspension Order on Faris Abusharif, M.D., for allegedly committing acts that render the continued use of his DEA Registration inconsistent…

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Fentanyl Kingpin Sentenced to Life Sentence

March 04, 2022

ST. LOUIS – Gerald Hunter, 56, of Los Angeles, appeared today before U.S. District Judge John A. Ross and was sentenced to life in federal prison. Hunter was convicted of conspiracy to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 168 Months for Meth Trafficking

March 04, 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 George W. Fowler, Jr., 33 years old, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jon…

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Brian S. Besser Named Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division

March 04, 2022

DENVER – Administrator Anne Milgram has named Brian Besser as the Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division. Besser most recently served as the Interim Assistant Administrator over the Diversion Control Division at DEA headquarters in Washington. As the Special Agent in Charge, Besser will lead a staff…

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Danville Man Sentenced for Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

March 03, 2022

DANVILLE, Va. – A Danville man, who was part of a conspiracy that distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Danville area in 2018, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in federal prison. Steven Ray Dove, 43, pleaded guilty in October 2020 to one count of conspiracy to…

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Member of International Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced

March 03, 2022

NORFOLK, Va. – A Kennewick, Washington, man was sentenced today to 145 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and distribution of cocaine. According to court documents, Juan Gabriel Rodriguez-Preciado, 44, facilitated the trafficking of kilogram quantities of cocaine between a Mexican cartel…

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Mexican Cartel Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Violating RICO Statute

March 03, 2022

EL PASO – A Mexican national was sentenced today to life in prison for his role in the Sinaloa Cartel’s narcotics distribution operations. According to court documents, Arturo Shows Urquidi, aka “Chous,” 50, of Juarez, was a former Chihuahua State police officer and a long-time member of the Sinaloa Cartel…

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Deming man appears in federal court for child pornography charges

March 03, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jeffery Dean Biddle, 41, of Deming, New Mexico, made an initial appearance in federal court on March 2 facing charges of production and attempted production of child pornography, receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography, and enticement and attempted enticement. Biddle will remain in custody pending a…

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Russellville Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Meth Trafficking

March 03, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Russellville, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing more than a kilogram of methamphetamine. William Austin Lee Crabtree, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 24, 2021, Crabtree pleaded guilty…

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New Haven Man Charged with Federal Drug and Gun Offenses

March 03, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Maurice Menafee, also known as “Mo,” 32, of New Haven, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with drug and firearm offenses. Menafee appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert…

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Leader of Wholesale Drug Distribution Network, Shipping Drugs Across Country & Laundering Millions, Sentenced

March 02, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va., – A Los Angeles man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for leading a conspiracy involving the distribution of wholesale quantities of synthetic cannabinoids—commonly known as “spice” or “K2”—and laundering millions of dollars in the proceeds of the sale of that spice. According to court documents…

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New Mexico Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Meth and Firearm Charges

March 02, 2022

PECOS – Yesterday, a New Mexico man was sentenced to 240 months in prison for importing and possessing methamphetamine and 60 months in prison for a firearm charge. According to court documents, Jarod Richard Melancon, 38, was arrested on May 5, 2021, after a federal search warrant was executed on…

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Dozens Arrested in 105 Count Narcotics Indictment

March 02, 2022

HOUSTON, TX– A total of 50 people are now in custody following one of the largest major law enforcement operations in South Texas in recent years, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery The crimes allegedly involve…

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