USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : quelques dernières narco-news au 29 novembre 2022

Boston Man Arrested for Distributing 7,000 Pills Containing Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogue

November 29, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man has been arrested for a drug distribution offense involving fentanyl and a fentanyl analogue known as para-fluorofentanyl. Melvin Cordero, 40, was indicted on one count of distribution of and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and p-fluorofentanyl. Cordero was arrested yesterday morning and, following an…

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Detroit Man Sentenced for Distributing Heroin, Fentanyl, and Cocaine Base

November 29, 2022

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on November 21, 2022, Deamontae Luchie, 29, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss to 31 months’ imprisonment and a 3-year term of supervised release for distributing heroin, fentanyl…

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Meriden Man Sentenced to Nearly 8 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine

November 29, 2022

MERIDEN, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KERVIN DIAZ, 39, of Meriden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 95 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine. According to…

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Holyoke Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Conspiracy

November 29, 2022

BOSTON – A Holyoke man associated with the CJNG (Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion) drug cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl. Josue Rivera Rodriguez, a/k/a “Bori,” 45, pleaded guilty on Nov. 18, 2022 to one count of conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, two…

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Burlington Man Charged for Selling Drugs in City Hall Park

November 29, 2022

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on November 17, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Kenneth Jackson, 68, of Burlington, Vermont, which charged him with distribution of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and…

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Providence Man Admits to Trafficking Methamphetamine

November 29, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Providence man who was arrested by members of the FBI’s Rhode Island Safe Streets Gang Task Force during an investigation into methamphetamine trafficking throughout Rhode Island pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to charges of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of…

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Woonsocket Man Admits to Participating in Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

November 29, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Woonsocket man today admitted to a federal judge that he participated in a conspiracy that trafficked hundreds of grams of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Nelson J. Davila, 28, pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with…

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Indictment Charges 3 New Haven Men Narcotics and Firearms Offenses

November 29, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DONELL ALLICK, JR., also known as “D-Nice,” 23; SAMUEL DOUGLAS, also known as “Blamm,” 24; and JOURDIN SENIOR, also known as “G,” 30, all of New Haven, have been charged with federal…

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Ten Individuals Charged in Northeast Kingdom Drug Conspiracy

November 29, 2022

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that a federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging ten individuals with conspiring to distribute fentanyl and cocaine base between February 2022 and August 5, 2022. The indictment includes nine additional counts alleging distributions or intended…

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Georgia Man Who Supplied Bridgeport Gang Members with Firearms Pleads Guilty

November 29, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that STEPHFAN SANDERSON, also known as “Birdy” and “Beans, 24, of Covington, Georgia, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to a firearms trafficking offense. According to court documents…

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New Haven Cocaine Trafficker Pleads Guilty

November 29, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE L. GERENA, 33, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of…

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13 Now in Prison in Investigation Initially Targeting Laredo Area Mexican Mafia

November 28, 2022

LAREDO, Texas – With the sentencing of a 37-year-old associate of the Texas Mexican Mafia, more than a dozen criminals are serving more than 1600 months combined for their respective roles in narcotics trafficking on the streets of Laredo, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C…

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South Georgia Physician Sentenced to Prison after Admitting Conspiracy to Illegally Distribute Drugs

November 28, 2022

SAVANNAH, GA – A Coffee County, Ga., physician has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after he admitted to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed massive amounts of addictive-controlled substances from pain management and addiction clinics. Dr. Wallace Steven Anderson, 68, of Douglas, Ga., was sentenced…

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Jake’s Fireworks Owner Sentenced to 15 years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking Violations

November 28, 2022

BEAUMONT, Texas– The owner of Jake’s Fireworks 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. Jake Ellis Daughtry, 35, of Nederland, pleaded…

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Ten Defendants Charged in Augusta-Area Drug Trafficking Operation

November 28, 2022

AUGUSTA, GA: Ten people have been indicted in an Augusta-area drug trafficking conspiracy linked to another large-scale drug trafficking prosecution. As described in the newly unsealed indictment in USA v. Fields et. al, the investigation parallels the indictments in USA v. Wheatley et. al, together dubbed Operation Wheat Fields, and…

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Major Indictment Targets Southeastern Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

November 28, 2022

STATESBORO, GA: A newly unsealed federal indictment charges nearly three dozen defendants for their involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy centered in south Georgia and reaching into the Caribbean. The primary conspiracy charge in USA v. Morales-Jimenez et. al, dubbed Operation Carpet Ride, carries a statutory minimum penalty of 10…

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Columbia County Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

November 28, 2022

AUGUSTA, GA: A Columbia County man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to methamphetamine distribution. Bobby Lewis Sturkey, 51, of Harlem, Ga., was sentenced to 120 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, said David H. Estes, U.S…

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Merrimack Man Pleads Guilty To Firearms Offenses

November 28, 2022

CONCORD, N.H. – Leith Sukkar, 22, of Merrimack, pleaded guilty in federal court to engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license and making false statements during the acquisition of firearms, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today. According to statements made in court, between September 2021…

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Former Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Sell Fentanyl

November 28, 2022

CONCORD, N.H. – Craig Wiggin, 44, formerly of Rochester, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to sell fentanyl, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today. According to court documents and statements made in court, in July 2021, Wiggin conspired with other…

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CANADA 🇨🇦 (Ontario) : un camionneur arrêté pour importation de cocaïne

C’est TVA Nouvelles qui nous rapporte qu’un camionneur de 68 ans s’est présenté le 17 octobre dernier à un poste d’inspection de Point Edward, en Ontario, alors qu’il transportait dans son véhicule 188 objets en forme de briques de cocaïne. 

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : quelques dernières narco-news au 15 octobre 2022

Eight Defendants, Including a Brooklyn Medical Doctor, And Three Pharmacists, Charged with Illegally Distributing More Than 1.2 Million Oxycodone Pills

October 13, 2022

BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, a 10-count indictment was unsealed charging Dr. Somsri Ratanaprasatporn, her office manager Leticia Smith, Bassam Amin, Omar Elsayed, and Yousef Ennab who are pharmacists, Michael Kent, Anthony Mathis, and Raymond Walker with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to…

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DEA Announces Significant Fentanyl Seizure in New York

October 13, 2022

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, DEA and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York announced a significant seizure of fentanyl. Two individuals in New York have been charged following the seizure of approximately 300,000 rainbow fentanyl pills, 20 pounds of fentanyl in white and blue powder…

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Major Seizure of Approximately 300,000 “Rainbow Fentanyl” Pills and Over 20 Pounds of Powdered Fentanyl in the Bronx

October 12, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Two individuals are charged in connection with the seizure of approximately 300,000 fentanyl pills in assorted colors and another 20 pounds of fentanyl in powdered form from a drug stash location in the Bronx. The apartment, situated adjacent to the Bronx River Parkway, near the border…

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Postal Carrier Indicted for Cocaine Distribution Stemming from Her Official Position

October 12, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the return of an indictment charging Bradenton residents Nathasha Prieto (33) and Angel Hernandez Coss (37) with conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. If convicted on all counts, each faces…

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Rochester Man Going to Prison for His Role in Cocaine Conspiracy

October 11, 2022

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – Deshan Scott, 23, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn M. Hartford, who handled the…

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Queens Man Convicted of Laundering Bitcoin and Operating Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business

October 11, 2022

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – Earlier today, a federal jury in Brooklyn convicted Mustafa Goklu, also known as “Mustangy,” of money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business as part of a scheme to launder the purported Bitcoin proceeds of drug trafficking. The verdict followed a four-day trial before United…

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Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Over 250 Kilograms of Cocaine

October 11, 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 Puerto Rican man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiring to distribute over 250 kilograms…

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Tucson Man Sentenced to 17.5 Years for Possession of Methamphetamine and Firearms

October 11, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – Gabriel Joseph Bustamante, 43, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced on September 28, 2022by United States District Judge Rosemary Márquez to 17.5 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Bustamante previously pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Felon in Possession of…

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Former Angels Communications Director Eric Kay Sentenced to 22 Years in Tyler Skaggs Overdose Case

October 11, 2022

Fort Worth, Texas – Ex- Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay was sentenced today to 22 years in federal prison in connection with the 2019 overdose death of Angles pitcher Tyler Skaggs, announced Eduardo A. Chavez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas. In February, a federal jury found former…

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CANADA 🇨🇦 (Québec) : Ricova sous enquête pour trafic de cocaïne

Ricova, qui a de nombreux contrats publics au Québec, est sous la loupe de la GRC pour ses activités en Colombie

Le géant des ordures Ricova est soupçonné par la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC) d’être impliqué dans du trafic de drogue via la Colombie, a appris notre Bureau d’enquête.

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (DG de la douane – DNRED) : lettre ouverte au valet de plume Michel Baron (2 éme rappel)

Michel Baron

Mon cher Michel

Mon cher administrateur des douanes

Mon cher chef du bureau de la politique du dédouanement

Mon cher menteur

Mon cher tartuffe

Relisant tes écrits, j’ai pu constater que tu étais particulièrement performant dans l’art de la rhétorique mensongère.

Le 10 avril 2020, je t’avais écrit une lettre ouverte, que je t’ai envoyée à nouveau le 21 décembre 2021 mais tes nombreuses occupations ne t’ont pas permis de trouver le temps d’y répondre.

Ce 21 septembre 2022, je te la fais à nouveau parvenir, espérant que cette fois-ci, tu n’auras pas l’attitude d’un de tes prédécesseurs Gérard Schoen qui avait préféré s’enfuir en courant lorsque j’avais cherché à le rencontrer.

J’ai mis quelques photos pour te permettre de reconnaitre tes semblables !

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Ô, mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, constater une fois encore tes savantes manœuvres pour dégager la responsabilité de l’administration des douanes ne m’ont permis que de faire un constat, accablant pour toi, comme pour tes prédécesseurs Elizabeth Melscoet, Thomas Charvet et le gredin Erwan Guilmin : vous êtes des menteurs institutionnels !

Erwan Guilmin

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, sais tu que je ne peux accepter cette infamie savamment distillée par tes écris mensongers. Il m’est insupportable de constater qu’après avoir été encensé puis encouragé à infiltrer et infiltrer encore, tu ne souhaitais que flétrir tant de lauriers amassés. Mes actions qu’avec respect toute la hiérarchie de la DNRED admirait, mes informations précises qui tant de fois ont permis des saisies importantes, tant de fois valorisaient un service… aux actions que tu ne connais même pas ! Tu m’as trahi comme tu as trahi l’honneur de la douane tout entière en déformant sciemment l’action que j’ai menée suite aux volontés ministérielles de Michel Charasse.

Gérard Schoen

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, toi qui occupe un haut rang d’administrateur, comment peux tu l’occuper sans honneur? Tu as préféré emprunter les affabulations de tes prédécesseurs pour m’écarter de toutes réparations. Seras-tu un sprinter comme ce faquin de Gérard Schoen si tu me rencontrais ou préférerais-tu jouer les timides méprisants et dédaigneux, comme le fit Corinne Cleostrate, et t’éloigner sans me regarder ?

Corine Cleostrate

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, relire encore que toutes les turpitudes subies ne seraient la résultante que d’une erreur d’appréciation de ma part sur l’engagement de la douane sur lequel j’étais persuadé pouvoir compter, me trouble. En homme d’honneur que je suis, habitué à la parole donnée, il m’était difficile d’imaginer que tant de bassesses pouvait t’habiter.

Thomas Charvet

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, je te croyais honnête et factuel, n’hésitant pas à t’informer avant de m’emballer dans des écrits totalement infondés. Non, tu n’as rien demandé, te permettant alors de tordre le cou à la vérité des faits.

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, merci de transmettre mes meilleures civilités à ton entourage…douanier. »

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ETATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 20 septembre 2022

Leader of Drug Distribution Organization Sentenced to Ten Years

September 16, 2022

SEATTLE – The drug supplier to multiple members of a drug trafficking group distributing fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine throughout the Puget Sound region was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to ten years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Rodrigo Alvarez-Quinonez, 31, of Selma, California, was…

Victoria Resident that Fled Police with Handgun and Kilo of Meth Sent to Prison

September 16, 2022

VICTORIA, Texas – A 32-year-old Victoria man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute approximately one kilogram of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux of the Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Daniel…

21 Indicted In Lawrence and Southbridge Area Cocaine and Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracies

September 16, 2022

BOSTON – Twenty-one individuals have been indicted in federal court in Boston in connection with their alleged roles in drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) that distributed cocaine and fentanyl throughout the North Shore and Central Massachusetts. The following defendants have been charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the…

Colchester Man Indicted for Federal Drug Offense

September 16, 2022

COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on September 8, 2022, the Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Dominique Troupe (also known as “Wop” and “Juice”), 35, of Colchester with one count of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base…

Colombian Man Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison for Obstruction of Justice

September 16, 2022

BOSTON – A Colombian man, who was extradited from Colombia after indictment, has been sentenced in federal court in Boston for his role in three charges related to obstructing justice. Orlando Lopez Parra, 48, was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On May 12…

Dominican National Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison for Selling Oxycodone from New Britain Grocery Store

September 16, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jose Lugo, also known as “Domi,” 34, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 38 months of imprisonment, followed by…

Leader of Lawrence Area Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

September 16, 2022

BOSTON – The leader of a drug trafficking organization (DTO) has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, carfentanil and fentanyl analogue in and around the Lawrence area, as well as to possessing a loaded firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking offense…

Boston Man Pleads Guilty to His Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

September 16, 2022

BOSTON – A drug distributor within a Boston-area drug trafficking organization (DTO) has pleaded guilty to his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine and cocaine base (crack cocaine). Terrence Daye, 33, of Boston, pleaded guilty on Sept. 7, 2022 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to…

Former Head of Gulf Cartel Receives Life Sentence for Importing Kilos of Drugs

September 15, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 51-year-old Mexican national who was head of Cartel del Golfo (CDG) from 2003 to 2012 has been ordered to prison and to pay millions for his role in conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana from Mexico into the United States, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special…

25 Charged in Drug Bust Targeting Recording Studio

September 14, 2022

DALLAS, TX – Twenty-five alleged drug traffickers have been charged in “Operation Papercheck Fresh,” announced DEA Dallas Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez. During a large-scale operation last Thursday – which involved eight law enforcement agencies targeting nine locations, including a recording studio in Dallas’ Bryan Place neighborhood –…

Physician Sentenced after Taking Bribes from Drug Manufacturer

September 13, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa, Mo., physician was sentenced in federal court today after taking bribes from a drug manufacturer in exchange for prescribing its fentanyl drug to his patients so often that he ranked highest in the state in net sales of the product. Randall Halley, 65, was sentenced…

Former Dentist Charged Federally with Illegally Distributing Prescription Opiates

September 13, 2022

SEATTLE – A former dentist who practiced in Renton until his license was indefinitely suspended by the Washington State Dental Commission, was indicted federally for four counts of distributing a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Luke Edward St. Marie, 34, appeared in federal court today and entered pleas…

Minnesota Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl that Caused 11 Overdose Deaths

September 12, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Aaron Broussard of Hopkins, Minnesota, has been sentenced to life in prison for distributing controlled substances, including fentanyl, which resulted in the deaths of 11 people and caused serious bodily injury to four people. “Let today’s sentencing serve as a wakeup call to the drug traffickers…

Yakima Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

September 12, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. – Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced today that Michael Ryan Shoemaker, 35, of Yakima, Washington, was sentenced in federal court in Yakima for Distribution of Fifty Grams or More of Pure (Actual) Methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Stanley…

Bathroom Shower No Place to Hide for Meth Trafficker Who Pleads Guilty

September 12, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Jefferson City man was sentenced in federal court today for drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. Mark Allan Moots, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On April 19, 2022, Moots pleaded guilty…

California Man Sentenced for ‘Extraordinary Quantity’ of Meth

September 12, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A California man was sentenced in federal court today for transporting what court documents describe as “an extraordinary quantity of methamphetamine” in a borrowed car as he traveled from California through Missouri. Johnny Jordan Thompson, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to…

Woman Sentenced for Selling Prescription Drugs

September 09, 2022

ST. LOUIS — U.S. District Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk on Friday sentenced a woman from St. Charles, who fraudulently obtained prescription drugs for herself and her children and then sold them to others, including an undercover agent, to two years of probation, including four months of home detention, and 20…

Three Defendants Sentenced for $2.1 Million Meth Conspiracy

September 09, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two Mexican nationals and a St. Joseph, Mo., man were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a $2.1 million conspiracy that distributed more than 100 kilograms of methamphetamine in the Kansas City metropolitan area and in northwest Missouri. Juan Guzman, also known as…

DEA Dedicates September 11th Memorial

September 09, 2022

WASHINGTON – On Friday, September 9, 2022, the Drug Enforcement Administration dedicated a memorial at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia to DEA New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Officers who have lost their lives from illness or disease caused by their work at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks of…

Cuban national sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking, firearms offenses

September 08, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced that Ali Godoy, 51, a national of Cuba, was sentenced on Sept. 7 to 10 years in prison. Godoy pleaded guilty on May 24 to one count each of possession with intent to distribute…

Thirteen Defendants Charged in Imperial Valley Takedown of Drug Trafficking Network

September 08, 2022

SAN DIEGO – An indictment was unsealed in federal court today charging 10 alleged members of an Imperial Valley-based methamphetamine distribution network with drug trafficking and money laundering offenses. In addition, three more related defendants were charged today via complaint with drug trafficking offenses. In a coordinated multi-state takedown that…

Wasilla Drug Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison

September 08, 2022

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Wasilla, Alaska, man was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison followed by eight years of supervised release for possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Sedric Williams, 43, led the Alaska State Troopers on a…

Meth Dealer with Felony Record Sentenced to 20 Years

September 08, 2022

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – David A. Rodgers, 41, of Sikeston, Missouri, was sentenced to serve 20 years in federal prison for firearm and methamphetamine-trafficking offenses. After receiving information that Rodgers was distributing large quantities of methamphetamine, law enforcement officials obtained and executed a search warrant at his Sikeston home in…

Pill Mill Operator Convicted for Oxycodone Diversion

September 08, 2022

NEW YORK – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that a jury returned a guilty verdict yesterday against Purificacion Cristobal for her participation in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone without a legitimate medical purpose acting outside the usual course of professional practice…

Rhode Island Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl and Cocaine

September 08, 2022

BOSTON – A Rhode Island man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving fentanyl and cocaine. Armando Gomes, 34, of Central Falls, Rhode Island, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to two years in…

California Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Meth into Southern Oregon

September 08, 2022

MEDFORD, Ore.—On September 7, 2022, a San Diego, California man was sentenced to federal prison for trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine from Southern California to Southern Oregon for redistribution and sale. Martin Jesus Velasco, 39, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. According…

Hartford Man Charged with Drug Distribution and Gun Possession Offenses

September 08, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned a seven-count indictment charging JAHQUAN BLACKWIN, also known as…

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking and Illegal Reentry into the U.S.

September 08, 2022

BOSTON – A Dominican man residing in Lawrence has been sentenced for fentanyl trafficking and illegal reentry into the United States after being deported. Jefri Paulino, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV on Aug. 31, 2022 to 10 years in prison and five…

Boston Man Pleads Guilt to Drug Trafficking Following Two-Kilogram Cocaine Deal

September 08, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in connection with selling two kilograms of cocaine and possessing nearly one kilogram of heroin and a high-powered rifle in East Boston. Carlos Acosta Estrella, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of…

Osteopathic Physician Sentenced for Illegally Prescribing Drug

September 07, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White on Wednesday sentenced an osteopathic physician from Collinsville, Illinois, to a year in prison for illegally prescribing an anti-anxiety drug. Matthew Steven Miller, 43, wrote prescriptions for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax for six people who were not his patients between 2016…

Gang Member Sentenced to Federal Prison for Meth Trafficking

September 07, 2022

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A member of a violent white supremacist street gang has been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison after pleading guilty to trafficking methamphetamine. Donnie Lee Curtis Jr., 37, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., was sentenced to 144 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to…

Selling Synthetic Drugs Results in $9.2M Forfeiture and Prison for Seven

September 07, 2022

HOUSTON – The seventh and final member involved in a synthetic narcotics distribution network has been ordered to federal prison, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Division Daniel C. Comeaux and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Frank Gonzalez, 61, Mesa, Arizona, pleaded guilty Aug…

Former LAX TSA Officer Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Charges

September 06, 2022

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge last week sentenced a former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Officer to 2 years and 3 months in federal prison for participating in a narcotics-trafficking conspiracy. United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt on Thursday, September 1st sentenced ex-TSA Officer Ronald McCrea, 32, who pleaded…

Buffalo Man Going to Prison for Selling Butryl Fentanyl that Caused the Deaths of Two People

September 06, 2022

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Nino Buggs, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, butyryl fentanyl and U-47700, was sentenced to serve 168 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan T. Cullinane, who handled the case, stated that…

Oakland Money Service Business Owner and Employees Charged with Laundering Drug Proceeds

September 02, 2022

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Office of the United States Attorney filed federal criminal complaints charging money service business employees Griselda Cancelada Liceaga, Veronica Mora, and Yoselin Perez Ramirez with conspiracy to commit money laundering and identity theft in connection with a scheme to facilitate wire transfers for drug traffickers sending…

Perry Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

September 02, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Stephen Lance Gamble, 46, of Perry, Florida, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, on August 31, 2022, after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine or 500 grams or more…

Mexican National Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years for Trafficking Dozens of Kilograms of Methamphetamine and Possessing a Shotgun and Three Handguns

September 02, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday has sentenced Evaristo Marin-Dominguez (34, Michoacan, Mexico) to 19 years and 7 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Marin-Dominguez had pleaded guilty on April 26, 2022. According…

Plant City Man Pleads Guilty to Mexican Methamphetamine Drug Conspiracy

September 02, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Ubertino Zavala-Perez (58, Plant City) today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Zavala-Perez faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled. According to the plea agreement, Zavala-Perez conspired with…

Lake City Man Sentenced to Five Years for Illegally Possessing Firearms and Distributing Crack Cocaine

September 02, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Edrick D. Jackson (28, Lake City) to five years in federal prison for distributing cocaine base (“crack” cocaine) and for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The court also ordered Jackson to forfeit the ammunition and firearms involved…

DEA Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans

September 01, 2022

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States. In August 2022, DEA and our law enforcement partners seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 18 states. Dubbed “rainbow fentanyl” in the media, this trend…

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USA 🇺🇸 (Texas) : des agents du CBP ont saisi 700 kilos de coke au pont international Solidaridad-Colombia

Le pont relie le Texas à l’État de Nuevo Laredo, au Mexique, sur la rivière Rio Grande, juste au nord de Laredo, au Texas.

Après avoir examiné le chargement d’un camion-remorque, des membres du bureau des opérations sur le terrain du CBP ont ordonné une deuxième inspection de ce camion-remorque, qui prétendait ne transporter que des lingettes pour bébé.

Après une inspection canine ultérieure et « non intrusive », 1 935 colis contenant près de 700 kilogrammes de cocaïne présumée ont été découverts, selon les informations officielles.

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières « narco-news » du 24 aout 2022

Perry Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking Charges

August 24, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal jury in Tallahassee convicted Beyah Islam Basha, 44, of Perry, Florida, of two counts of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The guilty verdict, returned yesterday, at…

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Mexican National Faces Federal Drug Trafficking Charges in New Mexico

August 23, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced today that Carlos Arturo “Ochenta” Quintana, 40, was arraigned on an indictment charging him with conspiracy to import a controlled substance into the United States. A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging…

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Drug Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years for Selling Drugs, Causing Overdoses, and Disposing of a Body

August 23, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. District Judge William F. Jung has sentenced Sherman Michael Puckett (34, Clearwater) to 25 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, 10 grams or more of fentanyl analogues, 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, and heroin; and obstructing of…

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Jury Convicts Five Traffickers for Attempting to Smuggle More Than $20 Million of Cocaine in International Waters

August 23, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – United States (U.S.) Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Isaac Enriquez Oyando (34, Mexico), Romeo Santos Hernandez (36, Mexico), John Macias Agua (34, Ecuador), Jaime Velez Arcentales (40, Ecuador) and Eddy Anchundia Velez (32, Ecuador) guilty of conspiracy and possession with the…

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Two Walton County Men Convicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

August 23, 2022

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A federal jury in Pensacola has convicted Kenneth Ingram, 62, and Kadeem Ingram, 32, both of DeFuniak Springs, Florida for the offenses of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base and…

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New Jersey Man Indicted After Joint Investigation Uncovers Interstate Fentanyl Mailing Operation

August 23, 2022

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK – A New Jersey man has been arrested and indicted on charges of first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and related charges in connection with an interstate fentanyl mailing operation that utilized mailing facilities on Staten Island to ship thousands of fake pills across the…

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New York Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Meth Conspiracy

August 22, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Jeremy Inderyas, 37, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced in federal court on Thursday, August 18, 2022, to 100 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Inderyas had previously pled guilty in federal court to the methamphetamine conspiracy…

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Fentanyl Dealer Responsible for Dozens of Drug Overdoses Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

August 22, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Thomas Barber has sentenced Marvin “MJ” Mitchell (36, St. Petersburg) to 15 years in federal prison for conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and crack cocaine. Mitchell had pleaded guilty on April 14, 2022. According to court documents and evidence…

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East Bay Man Sentenced to More Than 5 Years for Sale of Fentanyl That Killed a Young Woman

August 22, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Gage Pascoe was sentenced to 68 months in federal prison for distributing pills laced with fentanyl that caused a Walnut Creek woman’s overdose death, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon. The sentence was handed down…

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DEA Recognizes National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day

August 21, 2022

WASHINGTON – On Sunday, August 21, the Drug Enforcement Administration will recognize National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day by joining the many voices dedicated to educating the public on the serious dangers of fentanyl poisoning from fake pills and other illicit drugs. DEA supports the efforts of several organizations –…

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières ‘narco-news’ au 21 juillet 2022

DEA, J-Town Police Seize 31 Kilos of Drugs in Louisville

July 21, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville DEA agents, working with the Jeffersontown Police Department, intercepted 30 kilograms of cocaine and one kilogram of Fentanyl on July 10, 2022. Officials said that the drugs were intended to be distributed in and around the greater Louisville area and eastern Kentucky. The announcement comes from…

Minnesota Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Misappropriating and Adulterating Prescription Pain Medication

July 20, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis woman has pleaded guilty to misappropriating and adulterating prescription morphine while working as a pharmacist. According to court documents, on October 30, 2019, Jennifer Lee Draheim, 42, a pharmacist at Coburn’s Pharmacy in Ramsey, removed a bottle of morphine sulfate from the Scheduled Drug Cabinet and…

Columbia Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Drug and Firearms Crimes

July 20, 2022

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — Ralph Allison Pitt, Jr., 46, of Columbia, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Evidence presented to the Court showed that, on December 6…

Oklahoma City Hospital Pays $120,000 to Settle Civil Penalty Claims

July 19, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – INTEGRIS ProHealth, Inc., and its parent, INTEGRIS Health, Inc. (collectively, “INTEGRIS”) paid $120,000 to settle civil penalty claims stemming from allegations that Integris Baptist Medical Center Pharmacy (“Integris Pharmacy”), which is owned and operated by INTEGRIS ProHealth, Inc., violated the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control…

Approximately 100,000 Fake Oxycodone Pills Containing Fentanyl

July 19, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Two Arizona men face federal charges after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Los Angeles Field Division’s Enforcement Group 2, in coordination with the Burbank Police Department, seized 100,000 fake oxycodone pills. A criminal complaint filed in federal court alleges that, in the early morning hours of…

18 Defendants Indicted for Meth Conspiracy

July 19, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Eighteen defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri after law enforcement officers seized approximately 29 pounds of methamphetamine, approximately $57,000, and firearms. Brian E. Hall, 45, of Aurora, Mo., Jacqueline…

East Windsor Man Admits Role In Oxycodone Prescription Fraud Scheme

July 19, 2022

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that an East Windsor man has admitted his role in a scheme to acquire and distribute oxycodone obtained through fraudulent prescriptions. On July 5, 2022, JAYSON KEMP, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District…

Naugatuck Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison Trafficking Heroin And Crack In Bridgeport

July 19, 2022

NAUGATUCK, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANTONIO SMALL, also known as “Tone” and “Bert,” 30, formerly of Naugatuck, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 300 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of…

Accused Major Heroin Trafficker Extradited from Colombia for Prosecution in New York City

July 18, 2022

NEW YORK – An accused major trafficker was extradited from Colombia to face charges associated with smuggling and selling multi-kilogram quantities of heroin in New York City and for coordinating an international money-laundering scheme. Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New…

Illinois Man Sentenced to 138 Months for Drug Trafficking, Gun Crimes

July 18, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris for the Central District of Illinois announced that Qwanell Jones, 27, of Alton, Illinois, was sentenced on July 11, 2022, to an aggregate term of 138 months…

Syracuse Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of “Molly”

July 15, 2022

SYRACUSE, NY – Rory R. Williams, aka “Wildman,” aka “Wild,” aka “Man,” aka “Shawn Carter,” age 45, of Syracuse, New York, pled guilty yesterday to distributing N-Ethylpentylone, also known as “molly,” a Schedule I controlled substance. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Matt Scarpino, Special…

DEA Miami Field Division Warns of Alarming Increase in Suspected Fentanyl-Related Overdoses in Florida

July 15, 2022

MIAMI – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Miami Field Division has issued a Public Safety Alert to warn Florida communities of the increase of mass-overdose events across the state suspected to be related to drug supplies laced with a synthetic opioid. While law enforcement agencies continue to investigate these…

Suburban Chicago Physician Charged with Federal Health Care Fraud

July 15, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., for the Northern District of Illinois, announced that a suburban Chicago physician prescribed opioids to patients without a medical examination or visit and then fraudulently billed Medicare…

Siblings Sentenced for Meth Trafficking from Arizona to Wisconsin

July 15, 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 for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Douglas Mack, 45, Phoenix, Arizona, and Emily Mack, 36, Madison, Wisconsin, were sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge William…

Oklahoma Prison-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Resulted in 21 Defendants Being Convicted

July 15, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A three-year investigation into an Oklahoma prison-based drug trafficking organization has resulted in 21 defendants being convicted across multiple federal cases. The wrap-up of this investigation and prosecution is jointly announced by Robert J. Troester, United States Attorney, Eduardo A. Chávez, DEA Special Agent in Charge…

Seymour Man Sentenced To More Than 5 Years In Federal Prison For Drug And Firearm Offenses

July 15, 2022

SEYMOUR, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LOUIE McDOWELL, 49, of Seymour, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for narcotics distribution and…

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing More Than 400 Grams Of Fentanyl

July 15, 2022

CONCORD, N.H. – Dawson Boston, 23, of Rochester, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, and two counts of distribution of fentanyl, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today. According to court documents and statements made…

Holyoke, Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Armed Drug Trafficking

July 15, 2022

HOLYOKE, Mass. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Daeshawn Jones, 21, of Holyoke, Massachusetts was sentenced on July 12 in United States District Court to 47 months’ imprisonment. Jones had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine base, and…

Boston Gang Associate Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking And Firearm Offenses

July 15, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston gang associate was sentenced today for cocaine and firearm offenses in connection with his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Renardo Williams, 45, of South Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to time served (approximately 32 months in prison) and six…

Federal Charges Brought Against Stanislaus County Men After 440 Pounds of Methamphetamine Seized

July 14, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Hugo Vigil Villagomez, 42, of Oakdale, and Serafin Villagomez Vigil, 27, of Riverbank, charging them with possessing and conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and…

Stockton Methamphetamine Traffickers Charged

July 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Stockton residents Jose Curiel, 35, and Roberto Tostado-Cadenas, 43, charging them with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Curiel and Cadenas arranged to…

DEA Los Angeles Field Division Makes Historic Seizure of Approximately 1 Million Fentanyl Pills

July 14, 2022

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Los Angeles Field Division High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Group 48, seized approximately 1 million fake pills containing fentanyl in Inglewood, Calif. earlier this month. This record-breaking bust is the largest seizure of fentanyl pills DEA has made in California…

Cumberland County joins the Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA

July 14, 2022

BRIDGETON, N.J. – Cumberland County is the latest region to be assigned the designation of being a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) through the federally funded HIDTA program, Susan A. Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, and Jennifer Webb-McRae, Cumberland County Prosecutor…

Nassau County Repeat-Offender Sentenced to More Than Seven Years in Federal Prison for Meth Offense

July 14, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Shawn Andrew Wilson (47, Fernandina Beach) has been sentenced to seven years and eight months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and for violating the conditions of his…

DEA St. Louis Division Seizes Record 400+ pounds of Meth

July 13, 2022

ST. LOUIS – A man from Wildwood, Missouri, has been caught with at least 400 pounds of methamphetamine, federal charging documents allege. Kolby L. Kristiansen, 68, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Charging documents say that investigators located a storage unit…

Missouri Man Charged in Suspected Overdose Death of Mother of Three

July 13, 2022

ST. LOUIS – A man suspected of supplying drugs to a St. Charles mother who died last month was indicted Wednesday on a charge of possession and distribution of fentanyl. The woman’s children, ages 2, 4 and 2 months, had been alone in a bedroom after their mother’s death for…

Drug Dealing Pilot Who Attempted to Hire a Hitman is Sentenced to Federal Prison

July 13, 2022

MEDFORD, Ore.—A Josephine County, Oregon man who distributed marijuana throughout the U.S. using his private airplane, and who hired a hitman to kill a drug trafficking associate, was sentenced to federal prison today. John Tobe Larson, 71, was sentenced to 35 months in federal prison and five years of supervised…

Federal Indictment Names 14 Defendants in Drug-Distribution Conspiracy Coordinated from Inside a Georgia Prison

July 13, 2022

BRUNSWICK, GA – A newly unsealed federal indictment charges 14 defendants in a South Georgia drug trafficking conspiracy alleged to have been directed from inside a Georgia state prison. The indictment in Operation Pope’s G.O.A.L., an Organized Crime Drug Trafficking Task Force investigation, alleges the drug trafficking conspiracy distributed methamphetamine…

Former Oregon Dentist Pleads Guilty in Federal Drug Case

July 13, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore.—A former Clackamas, Oregon dentist pleaded guilty today to illegally distributing controlled substances, including prescription drugs, and anabolic steroids. Salwan Wesam Adjaj, 43, a resident of West Linn, Oregon, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with distributing and possessing with intent to distribute controlled…

New Mexico Pharmacy Agrees to Settlement Relating to Violations of the Controlled Substances Act

July 12, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced today that Joe’s Pharmacy of Peralta, New Mexico, has agreed to pay to the United States $50,000 representing civil penalties under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The agreement settles civil claims against Joe’s Pharmacy…

Virginia Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth on the Darknet

July 12, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Fairfax, Virginia man was sentenced today to 52 months for conspiring to distribute between 15 and 45 kilograms of pills containing methamphetamine via the darknet. According to court documents, from about May 2019 through December 2019, Tyler Pham, 39, conspired to distribute peach tablets advertised as…

Columbia Man Indicted for Fentanyl Trafficking

July 12, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Columbia, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for possessing fentanyl that he intended to distribute in Springfield, Mo. Michael E. Hunt, Jr., 41, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield with one count of possessing fentanyl…

Eastern Shore Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty & Sentenced on Drug Charges

July 12, 2022

Salisbury, Md., — Eric Holbrook, age 41, of Fruitland, Maryland, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on June 27, 2022, to possession with intent to distribute narcotics and was sentenced to six years imprisonment. According to his guilty plea, during January and February 2020, Holbrook engaged in the distribution of…

Two Day Stretch in Omaha Nets 32,000 Fake Fentanyl Pills

July 12, 2022

OMAHA, Neb.–Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division seized approximately 32,000 fake pills in Omaha, some laced with lethal doses of fentanyl, in a two-day span beginning July 8. During the first six months of 2022, DEA investigators seized approximately 151,500 pills in Nebraska, marking an 83 percent…

Virginia Drug Dealer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Multi-State Drug Conspiracy and Distribution

July 11, 2022

Greenbelt, Md – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Darick Knighton, age 44, of Alexandria, Virginia, to five years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance. The sentence…

Kansas Man Sentenced in International Drug Smuggling Ring

July 11, 2022

KANSAS CITY, KAN.– A Kansas man was sentenced to 144 months in prison for his role in an international drug trafficking ring. Back in April 2022, Jovanny Medina, 24, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more…

Over 150 Pounds of Crystal Meth is Seized in Manhattan

July 11, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Two men from Southern California were arrested in Manhattan over the past week in connection with the transportation of large-scale shipments of crystal methamphetamine to New York. Two loads totaling approximately 75 kilograms (165 pounds), with a street value of $1.2 million, were intercepted during a…

Manchester Man Sentenced To More Than Seven Years In Prison For Drug Trafficking

July 11, 2022

Concord, NH – Wilgfrido Valnodis Arias-Mejia, 46, a citizen of the Dominican Republic most recently residing in Manchester, was sentenced today to 91 months in federal prison for conspiring to sell fentanyl and other substances around the Manchester area, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced. According to court documents…

Cross-Country Methamphetamine Conspiracy Halted in Washington County

July 08, 2022

Abingdon, Va., – A man, formerly from California, who recently relocated to Southwest Virginia, was found guilty of conspiracy and drug distribution charges following a three-day jury trial in the United States District Court in Abingdon, Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division, United States Attorney…

St. Louis Man Admits Role in Double Fatal Shooting during Drug Robbery

July 08, 2022

ST. LOUIS – A man from St. Louis pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges July 8 and admitted a role in a triple shooting in 2021 that killed two. Antaveon Bernard Le’Vell Kent, 22, admitted participating in a plan to steal marijuana that led to the March 16, 2021…

Federal Charges Filed Following Record-Breaking Methamphetamine Seizure

July 08, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Four men were charged today with federal drug trafficking offenses following the seizure of more than 5,000 pounds of methamphetamine discovered already inside the U.S. in two trucks in National City, California. This is believed to be one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in San Diego County…

Convicted Felon Sentenced to More Than 8 Years in Federal Prison for Firearm and Cocaine Distribution Offenses

July 08, 2022

OCALA, Fla. –Jeffrey Walt Boston (45, Orlando) has been sentenced to 8 years and 8 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and for possessing with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine. He was also required to forfeit the firearm and…

Tampa Man Arrested on Fifteen-Count Indictment For Firearm and Narcotics Offenses

July 08, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Magdiel Carmona (27, Tampa) with one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, four counts of possession with the intent to distribute narcotics, four counts of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking…

Gulfport Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Drug Trafficking

July 08, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. –Calfus W. Drummond (37, Gulfport) has been sentenced to 11 years and 6 months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl; 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; cocaine and marijuana; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a…

Indianapolis Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Trafficking, Firearm Offense

July 08, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael J. 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 Richard Hornsby, 39, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to…

Traffickers Admit to Smuggling Meth in Fire Extinguishers for Cartel

July 08, 2022

LAREDO, Texas – Two Texas men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 34.5 kilograms of liquid meth associated with the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN), announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Bonifacio Turrubiates, 48, Laredo…

Major Black Tar Heroin Conspiracy Three Men in Prison

July 08, 2022

HOUSTON – Three men have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Esteban Lopez Hernandez, 41, illegally resided in Katy…

St. Petersburg Man Sentenced for His Involvement in DTO

July 08, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. –Shyron Deonta Givens, a/k/a “Ron,” (45, St. Petersburg) was sentenced in federal court to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine. Givens had pleaded guilty on April 16, 2021. According to court documents, Givens was one of eleven defendants charged with federal…

Directing Transportation of Drugs Lands Local Meth Trafficker in Prison

July 08, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 34 year-old man has been ordered to federal prison for 27 years for drug trafficking, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Henry Wilkinson pleaded guilty Nov. 23, 2021. Today, U.S. District…

Five Alleged Members Of Enfield-Area Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted

July 08, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, and Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned a five-count indictment charging…

Boston Man Arrested In Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills Conspiracy

July 08, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man was arrested yesterday for his alleged participation in a conspiracy to distribute thousands of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl. Alexis Radhames Diaz Tejeda, 44, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of…

Collinsville Osteopathic Physician Admits Illegally Prescribing Drug

July 07, 2022

ST. LOUIS – An osteopathic physician from Collinsville, Illinois, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday and admitted illegally prescribing an anti-anxiety drug. Matthew Steven Miller, 43, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one…

San Diego Resident Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl that Resulted in 15-Year-Old’s Death

July 07, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Kaylar Junior Tawan Beltranlap of San Diego pleaded guilty today to distributing a fake pill containing fentanyl that killed a 15-year-old Coronado High School sophomore, referred to in court records as C.J.S., on May 12, 2021. During the change of plea hearing, Beltranlap admitted to utilizing his…

Two Indiana Men Indicted for Trafficking Fentanyl and Allegedly Manufacturing Fentanyl-Laced Fake Pills Using a Pill Press

July 07, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael J. 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 Evansville, Indiana, returned an indictment charging two men with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, illegal distribution of…

Colombian Woman Sentenced to 10 Years and $5 Million Forfeiture for Narcotrafficking

July 06, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –Hilda Maria Gonzalez Lopez, also known as “La Boyaca” and “Daniela,” who aligned herself with powerful members of Los Rastrojos, a breakoff group of the violent arm of the Norte Valle Cartel, was sentenced by United States District Judge I. Leo Glasser to 10 years in prison and…

Poultney, Vermont Man Charged with Distribution of Fentanyl and Cocaine Base

July 06, 2022

POULTNEY, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that on June 29, 2022 a federal grand jury, sitting in Rutland, charged Javon Wright (a.k.a. “Ace”), 37, of Poultney, Vermont with five counts of distributing fentanyl and cocaine base in May and June…

Vermont Resident Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Offense

July 06, 2022

WINOOSKI, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on July 6, 2022, Robert J. Rideout, 59, formerly of Winooski, was sentenced in United States District Court in Rutland, Vermont, to serve 60 months in prison upon his conviction of possession with…

Robeson County Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Distributing Thousands of Illegal Pills While Possessing Gun

July 06, 2022

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Robeson County man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possessing with the intent to distribute thousands of illegal prescription pills including oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and methadone. On February 16, 2021, Jeffrey Randal Brooks, Jr., pleaded guilty to the charges…

Bonifay Doctor Settles Controlled Substances Act Violations For $130,000

July 06, 2022

PENSACOLA, Fla. —Ahmad T. Ismail, 70, of Bonifay, Florida, settled potential violations of the Controlled Substances Act by agreeing to pay a fine of $130,000 and surrendering his Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration. The settlement was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida…

Fentanyl Overdose Death behind Federal Charges in Drug Case

July 05, 2022

ST. LOUIS – A man from St. Louis County is facing a federal drug charge after allegedly providing fentanyl to a 19-year-old who then suffered what is suspected to be a fatal overdose. William Edward Martin, 21, was charged by complaint Thursday with one count of distributing a controlled substance…

Boston Woman Sentenced For Drug Trafficking Following Two-Kilogram Cocaine Deal

July 05, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston woman was sentenced today in connection with selling two kilograms of cocaine. Ana Guadalupe Acosta Grajeda, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. On Sept. 23, 2021, Grajeda pleaded guilty to…

Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution Charges

July 05, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to distributing methamphetamine. Daniel Lennon, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel…

Four Windsor Men Charged With Trafficking Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills Containing Fentanyl

July 05, 2022

WINDSOR, Conn. – Vanessa R. Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, today announced today that the following four men have been charged on federal narcotics distribution charges primarily related to the…

Lawrence Man Previously Arrested With Multiple Pill Press Machines Charged With Fentanyl Distribution

July 05, 2022

BOSTON – A Lawrence man has been charged for allegedly distributing counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, made using multiple pill press machines. Miguel Angel Fajardo, 32, was charged by an Information with one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Fajardo was previously arrested…

Springfield, Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Offense

July 05, 2022

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on July 1, 2022, Justin Zayas-Sanchez, 22, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, to serve 20 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count…

Idaho Man Sentenced to 48 Months for Distributing Fentanyl

July 01, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – On Friday, July 1, 2022, Dakota James Hoffman, 29, of Bellevue, Idaho, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for distribution of fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced. According to court records, Hoffman distributed oxycodone pills to a man with the initials A.K. who overdosed on…

Cartel Leader Heads to Prison for Over $2M Drug Seizures

July 01, 2022

LAREDO, Texas – A leader within Cartel De Jalisco Nueva Generacion has been ordered to federal prison for his role in an elaborate conspiracy of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and…

Indiana Man Sentenced to 195 Months for Drug, Gun Offenses

June 30, 2022

FORT WAYNE, 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 Jamic C. Johnson, 47, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady…

Oakland Resident Charged with Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Sales in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District

June 30, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Alex Murillo appeared in federal court today and was ordered detained in custody on charges of distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon. Murillo, 26, who resides in Oakland, was…

Alleged “Iron Pipeline” Gun Trafficking Network Shut Down

June 30, 2022

YONKERS, N.Y. – Today, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers Police Commissioner Chris Sapienza, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah, and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced a series of arrests in a multi-agency investigation into illegal firearms trafficking. Earlier in…

Columbia Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Drug & Firearms Crimes

June 30, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C.— Norris L. Bond, 42, of Columbia, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine and possessing a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking. Evidence presented to the court…

Cocaine Distributor in Fidelis Way Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

June 30, 2022

BOSTON – A drug distributor within a Boston-area drug trafficking organization (DTO) pleaded guilty yesterday to a drug trafficking conspiracy involving cocaine and cocaine base. Nelsin Hernandez, 31, of Brighton, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J…

Bronx Man Sentenced for His Role in Large-Scale Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Ring in Springfield, Massachusetts

June 30, 2022

BOSTON – A Bronx, N.Y., man has been sentenced in federal court in Springfield, Massachusetts for his role in a large-scale drug conspiracy that trafficked dozens of kilos of heroin and fentanyl into Springfield from New York City and the Dominican Republic every month. Marvin Ortega, 35, was sentenced on…

Hagerstown, Maryland Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Federal Fentanyl and Heroin Drug Charges

June 29, 2022

Baltimore, Md. – Thamar Smith, age 48, of Hagerstown, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s Washington Division; United States Attorney for the District…

Annapolis, Maryland Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics

June 29, 2022

Baltimore, Md – Keith L. Brown, a/k/a “Clown”, age 63, of Annapolis, Maryland, pleaded guilty on June 27, 2022, to possession with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), crack cocaine, heroin, and cocaine. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s…

Springfield, Mo., Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Meth Trafficking

June 29, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield man has been sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Springfield area, including an undercover drug transaction that occurred in a home with two young children. Devin J.H. Wrinkle, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes…

Major Multi-Drug Seizure of Over 250 Pounds of Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine, Crystal Meth and Counterfeit Pills in the Bronx

June 29, 2022

NEW YORK – A court authorized search of an apartment in the Mount Hope neighborhood of the Bronx resulted in the seizure of approximately 110 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine, plus 50 pounds of a substance believed to be crystal meth and up to 75,000 counterfeit pills believed to…

12 Alleged Members of Drug Trafficking Ring Arrested in Indiana

June 29, 2022

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Michael J. 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 returned an indictment charging 12 individuals with conspiracies to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. Three of the…

50,000 Fake Pills Seized in San Diego

June 28, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Approximately 50,000 fake pills containing fentanyl were seized in a single enforcement operation in San Diego on June 28, 2022. Investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Narcotic Task Force (NTF) and the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) worked together to prevent the fake pills from being distributed…

Jury Convicts State Lawmaker of COVID-19 Fraud Scheme at Springfield Health Care Charity

June 28, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Missouri state representative was convicted by a federal trial jury today for a nearly $900,000 COVID-19 fraud scheme, as well as a separate $200,000 fraud scheme in which she made false claims about a fake stem cell treatment marketed through her clinics in southern Missouri, and…

Drug Trafficker Found with Gun Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

June 28, 2022

WICHITA, Kan. – A Kansas man has been sentenced to 24 years and seven months in prison for drug trafficking crimes. In March 2022, a federal jury convicted Travis Vontress, 45, of Wichita, of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, and being in possession of a firearm in furtherance…

Selling Meth to Drug Investigators Nets 11 Years in Prison

June 28, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White on Tuesday sentenced a St. Louis man to 11 years for selling methamphetamine to drug investigators. Judge White also found that Shaun Glenwood Mack, 44, was a career offender due to prior drug convictions. In August 2020, investigators for the Drug…

Kansas City Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

June 28, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, man who was arrested with 19 firearms and quantities of illegal drugs in his home was sentenced in federal court today for trafficking methamphetamine and illegally possessing firearms. Rusty W. Snow, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 15 years…

Smuggling Narcotics to Three Cities Lands Traffickers in Prison

June 28, 2022

LAREDO, Texas – A 47-year-old Cuban national has been sent to federal prison following his conviction of conspiring to distribute large quantities of marijuana and cocaine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Juan Suarez-Pupo pleaded guilty…

Pharmacist Admits Filling Counterfeit Prescriptions Selling Oxycodone and Codeine in Exchange for Cash

June 28, 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 pharmacist and pharmacy owner pleaded guilty today to violating the Controlled Substances Act by filling fraudulent and counterfeit…

Mexican National Sentenced to Over 12 Years for Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering & Illegal Entry

June 28, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jose Velasquez, 38, of Mexico, was sentenced yesterday to 151 months in prison and five years of supervised release for drug trafficking, money laundering, and illegal reentry, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Robert J. Murphy, Special Agent in Charge…

Indiana Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking, Firearms Charges

June 28, 2022

FORT WAYNE, 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 Steven J. Hecke, 37, of Fort Wayne, was found guilty following a five-day jury trial presided over by…

“NFL” Gang Member Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering Charges

June 27, 2022

Baltimore, Md. – Juawan Davis, age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise. Following his guilty plea, U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Davis to 13 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release. The sentence was announced…

Winchester Man Sentenced to Prison Time for Eutylone & « Ecstasy » Distribution

June 27, 2022

HARRISONBURG, Va. – A Winchester, Virginia man, who distributed Eutylone, commonly marketed by drug dealers as “Molly” or “Ecstasy” was sentenced last week to 72 months in federal prison. Lamont Antoine Parson, 40, pled guilty in November 2021 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent…

Twelve Charged With Operating An Open Drug Market Inside A Bronx Apartment Building And Carrying Firearms

June 27, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, and Keechant L. Sewell, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department announced the unsealing of a superseding indictment…

El Paso Man Sentenced for Role in Two Deaths From a Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Overdose

June 27, 2022

EL PASO, Texas – An El Paso man was sentenced today to 293 months in federal prison for his role in two deaths resulting from a fentanyl-laced cocaine overdose in November 2017. On February 24, 2022, Paris Lamont Dennis, 39, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled…

Two New York Men Charged for Conspiracy to Distribute 110 Kilograms of Cocaine

June 27, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – Two New York men were charged Monday with conspiring to distribute approximately 110 kilograms of cocaine as part of an international drug trafficking organization, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Eddie Velez-Pena, 33, of Yonkers, New York, and Robin Medina-Fabian, 38, of the Bronx, New York, are…

New York City Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Federal Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

June 27, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Shakespeare Cruz, 48, of New York City, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine in the Northern District of New York, announced Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement…

A Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Attempting to Smuggle Meth While Eating

June 27, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 30-year-old Austin man is sentenced to federal prison for attempting to smuggle meth into the country while eating a cheeseburger, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Yen-Tsun Huang pleaded guilty Nov…

Indiana Man Charged with Dealing a Controlled Substance Resulting in Death

June 27, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael J. Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced that Hunter McSwain has been charged for his role in the fatal overdose death of Nathan May. McSwain has been charged with Dealing a Controlled Substance Resulting in…

Three Illinois Residents Charged for Multiple Drug Trafficking Offenses

June 27, 2022

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and Rockford, Illinois Police Department Chief Carla Redd announced that on June 22, 2022, members of the DEA-Chicago Division Rockford Resident Office, alongside members of the Rockford Police Narcotics Unit and assisted by…

Hartford Man Sentenced To 44 Months For Trafficking Narcotics

June 27, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that HENRY DEJESUS-MORALES, also known as “Red,” 33, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 44 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release…

New Britain Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Fentanyl

June 27, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ARMANDO GONZALEZ, 40, of New Britain, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking…

Bronx Gang Member Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, and Racketeering

June 24, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Keechant L. Sewell, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, announced the unsealing…

Waterbury Heroin Trafficker Sentenced To 84 Months In Federal Prison

June 24, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAMES GRANT, also known as “Bobo,” “Bo,” and “Jimbo,” 58, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of…

Boston Man Sentenced For Cocaine Distribution

June 24, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Tarik Muhammad, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. On June 3, 2022, Muhammad…

Man Sentenced to Prison on Multiple Charges from Cocaine Trafficking Operation

June 24, 2022

BOSTON – A Worcester man was sentenced today for cocaine trafficking, firearms, money laundering and fraudulent tax return charges. William Hoey, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 87 months in prison and four years of supervised release. On March 7, 2022, Hoey pleaded guilty…

Former El Paso Police Officer Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

June 23, 2022

EL PASO – A former El Paso police officer was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for her involvement in a conspiracy to maintain a drug-involved premise. According to court documents, Monica Garcia, 24, conspired with Fred Saenz, her stepfather and co-defendant, to use Saenz’s residence to distribute cocaine…

Former El Paso Police Officer Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

June 23, 2022

EL PASO – A former El Paso police officer was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for her involvement in a conspiracy to maintain a drug-involved premise. According to court documents, Monica Garcia, 24, conspired with Fred Saenz, her stepfather and co-defendant, to use Saenz’s residence to distribute cocaine…

Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Overdose Death

June 23, 2022

MIAMI – A South Florida fentanyl dealer whose product killed a man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison today. On May 19, 2021, 21-year-old Peterson Nozinord drove another man, age 27, to a motel in Lantana, Florida. Nozinord checked the man into a room by using Nozinord’s identification…

Two St. Louis Men Sentenced for Helping Violent Drug Trafficking Organizations

June 23, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey on Thursday sentenced two men who helped violent drug traffickers try to avoid prosecution to lengthy prison terms. Michael Grady, 67, of St. Louis, was sentenced to 18 years and 10 months in prison and Oscar Dillon III, 48, of St…

Four People Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme to Defraud Amtrak

June 23, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – Three men and one woman were arrested today for participating in a health care fraud scheme to defraud Amtrak by bribing Amtrak employees to allow people to submit fraudulent claims to the Amtrak health insurance plan, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Muhammad Mirza, 50, of Cedar…

Fugitive Leader of Drug Trafficking Operation Sentenced to Thirty Years for Trafficking Cocaine

June 23, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The ringleader of a Houston-based cocaine trafficking operation has been sentenced in the Southern District of Illinois to federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, bringing to a successful close an investigation and prosecution that spanned several states and more than five years. Samuel Ruben…

16 Kansas City Metro Area Residents Indicted for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

June 23, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sixteen residents of Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., and Independence, Mo., have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl. Ublester Molina, 26, Kevin O. Alarcon, 25, Rocky Orozco, 30, Salvador Valdivia, 40, Stephen…

Indiana Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Meth Trafficking

June 23, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Lamonte Powell, 52, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on…

16 Kansas City Metro Area Residents Indicted for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

June 23, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sixteen residents of Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City, Kan., and Independence, Mo., have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl. Ublester Molina, 26, Kevin O. Alarcon, 25, Rocky Orozco, 30, Salvador Valdivia, 40, Stephen…

Indiana Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Meth Trafficking

June 23, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Lamonte Powell, 52, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on…

Jamestown Man Indicted for Selling Drugs that Caused Serious Bodily Injury

June 23, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Bradley D. Knapp, 43, of Jamestown, NY, with narcotics conspiracy, using and maintaining a…

Two Tucson Based Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentences

June 23, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – Last week, Jamaar Charles Samuels, 39, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Scott H. Rash to 72 months in prison, followed by 36 months of supervised release. Last summer, Judge Rash sentenced Samuels’ co-defendant, Patrick Michael La Fever, 60, also of Tucson, to 97…

Baltimore Defense Attorney Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Money Laundering Conspiracy

June 22, 2022

Baltimore, Md – U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, who presided over this case in the District of Maryland, today sentenced Kenneth Wendell Ravenell, age 63, of Monkton, Maryland, to 57 months in federal prison, followed by three years of…

Amherst County Veterinarian Sentenced for Opioid Theft

June 22, 2022

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A former veterinarian, who admitted to stealing opioids, was sentenced today to eight months in federal prison. Patrick Gries, 54, of Madison Heights, Virginia, pleaded guilty in January 2022 to one count of adulteration of a drug held for sale after shipment in interstate commerce and one…

Nixa Woman Sentenced for Meth Trafficking After High-Speed Chase

June 22, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa woman who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase at night with no headlights was sentenced in federal court today for trafficking methamphetamine. Gina N. Nunez, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole…

Brockton Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Role In Violent Drug Trafficking Organization

June 22, 2022

BOSTON – A Brockton, Massachusetts man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a wide-ranging drug trafficking conspiracy reaching from Boston to Brockton to Cape Cod. Cody Goncalves, 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 13 years in prison and…

Newport News Pharmacy Agrees to Pay Civil Penalty under the Controlled Substances Act

June 21, 2022

NORFOLK, Va. – Hidenwood Pharmacy, Inc., located in Newport News, and its owner, Anne Hutchens, of Seaport, have agreed to pay $125,000 to settle civil penalty claims stemming from alleged record-keeping violations associated with controlled substances. The government alleged that the Hidenwood Pharmacy failed to comply with various recordkeeping requirements…

Codefendants Sentenced to Ten Years Federal Prison

June 21, 2022

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alexander Clifford Nelms, 43, and Jorvin Jermaine Cockran, 36, both of Miami, Florida, were convicted and sentenced to ten years in federal prison for their crimes. Nelms pled guilty to one count of possessing with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine on July 27…

Drug Trafficker who Hid in Dog House Sentenced to 30 Years

June 21, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Clark on Tuesday sentenced a man from California to 30 years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering. Lester A. “Unc” Bull, 58, pleaded guilty in February to a drug conspiracy charge, money laundering, possession of a firearm in furtherance of…

Two Detained in Federal Custody on Meth Trafficking Charges

June 21, 2022

PROVIDENCE. R. I. – Two men were detained in federal custody today, following their arraignment in U.S. District Court in an ongoing Rhode Island FBI Safe Streets Task investigation that has resulted in the seizure of more than one pound of methamphetamine to date, announced United States Attorney Zachary A…

Multi-Kilogram Cocaine Distributor Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

June 21, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza sentenced Luis Raul Perez Rodriguez, 50, of Orlando, to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Perez Rodriguez had pleaded guilty on March 28, 2022. According to court documents, on January 21, 2022, Perez Rodriguez had arranged to…

Pasco Man Indicted on Fentanyl Trafficking, International Money Laundering, and Assault Weapon’s Charges

June 21, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the return of an indictment charging Luis Mojica Rojas, 45, of Zephyrhills, Florida, with conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl; conspiracy to commit international money laundering; possession of 400 grams or more of fentanyl with the intent…

Indiana Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Meth Trafficking

June 21, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael J. 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 Demario Barker, 33, of Kokomo, Indiana, was sentenced last week to 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to two…

Colorado Woman Convicted in Illinois for Meth Trafficking

June 21, 2022

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that a federal jury returned a guilty verdict on June 16, 2022, against Monica Renee Wright, 38, of Colorado…

Major Drug Trafficker and 12 Others Arrested:

June 17, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Following a yearlong investigation into narcotics and gun trafficking in Queens and Brooklyn, 13 individuals were arrested in Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx during the past two days on charges contained in two indictments that are unsealed and two criminal court complaints that were filed today…

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Fentanyl Overdose Case

June 17, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Cole Thomas Salazar pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he supplied a fatal dose of fentanyl that resulted in the death of a 24-year-old woman who was found inside her Vista apartment on November 3, 2020. According to his plea agreement, Salazar used an online…

Bakersfield Resident Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Selling Fentanyl

June 17, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Adrian Rodriguez Cardenas, 22, of Bakersfield, was sentenced today to six years in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. According to court documents, on Jan. 11, 2021, Cardenas negotiated with…

Nationwide Drug Trafficking, Law Enforcement Impersonation, and Fraud Ring Disrupted

June 17, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a 19-count indictment Thursday against Quinten Giovanni Moody, aka Christano Rossi, 37, of Dublin, and Myra Boleche Minks, 46, formerly of Roseville, for drug trafficking, impersonating federal law enforcement officials, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction of justice, U.S. Attorney Phillip…

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Arizona Man Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm

June 17, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Davonte Williams-Dorsey, 25, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced today to serve a total of 180 months in prison for his conviction on charges of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), and Possession of…

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Leader of Multi-State Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking, Firearms Possession, and Money Laundering Charges

June 17, 2022

SEATTLE – The Arlington, Washington based leader of a prolific and violent drug trafficking ring pleaded guilty this week to federal drug, gun, and money laundering crimes, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Cesar Valdez-Sanudo, 36, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and carrying…

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Sonoma County Methamphetamine Organization Dismantled

June 16, 2022

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The DEA Santa Rosa Resident Office, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes and Narcotics Unit and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, Specialized Investigative Unit, concluded a 16-month long investigation into a drug trafficking organization allegedly distributing large amounts of methamphetamine in the region. During the course…

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Guns and Drug End with 10 Years in Prison for St. Louis County Man

June 16, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey on Thursday sentenced a St. Louis County man to 10 years in prison for drug and gun crimes. Bryant Taylor, 31, sold oxycodone, heroin and fentanyl to an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration Agent and a person working for the DEA in…

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Six Defendants Plead Guilty to Scheme to Transport Stolen Catalytic Converters Across State Lines

June 16, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Six Springfield, Mo., and Rogersville, Mo., residents have pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a scheme to transport tens of thousands of stolen catalytic converters across state lines as part of a multi-million-dollar business. Evan Marshall, 24, of Rogersville, pleaded guilty today before U.S…

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39 Defendants Indicted in $4.7 Million Meth, Heroin Conspiracy

June 16, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Twenty Mexican nationals are among 39 defendants indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $4.7 million conspiracy to distribute more than 335 kilograms of methamphetamine and 22 kilograms of heroin over the past two years. “This operation took a significant amount of…

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West Hartford Man Guilty of Heroin Trafficking Offenses

June 16, 2022

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson today found DWAYNE THOMPSON, 37, of West Hartford, guilty of heroin trafficking offenses. According to the evidence presented during a bench trial in Hartford, in July 2017…

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Texas Man Receives 25 Years for Meth Trafficking and Firearms Possession

June 15, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Texas man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing firearms. Tanner Houghton, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on June 14 to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct…

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St. Charles County Man Sentenced for Selling Meth

June 15, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge John A. Ross on Wednesday sentenced a St. Charles County, Missouri, man to seven years in prison for selling methamphetamine. Adam Lee Jones, 41, pleaded guilty in January to a felony charge of possession with the intent to distribute more than five grams…

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Western Illinois Man Charged for Trafficking 10,000 Fentanyl Pills, Illegal Gun Possession

June 15, 2022

CHICAGO – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – Chicago Division, and Kewanee Police Department Chief Nick Welgat announced that on June 15, 2022, Juan Montemayor, 30, of Kewanee, Illinois, was charged with delivery of over 900 grams of fentanyl, possession of a…

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Bridgeport Gang Member Pleads Guilty To Federal Racketeering Charge

June 15, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – JAMAR TRAYLOR, also known as “J-Hop,” 22, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to a racketeering charge stemming from his participation in a violent Bridgeport street gang. Today’s announcement was made by Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for…

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California Woman Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Fentanyl

June 15, 2022

BOSTON – A California woman has pleaded guilty in connection with travelling across the country to deliver fentanyl to an undercover officer. Adelaida Yudit Garibay, 46, of Burbank, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. U.S. Senior District Court…

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Colchester Man Convicted of Drug Crimes

June 15, 2022

COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Carl Martin, 37, of Colchester, Vermont, was convicted on five of six counts on June 10, 2022, in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, following a five-day jury trial before United States…

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Meriden Man Indicted For Trafficking Fentanyl

June 15, 2022

MERIDEN, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment today charging GERARDO NUNEZ-IRIZARRY, also known as “Indio,”…

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Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 30 Months for Role in Meth Conspiracy

June 15, 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 for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Tonia Greenwood, 45, North Freedom, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to…

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DEA Holds Inaugural Family Summit on the Overdose Epidemic

June 15, 2022

WASHINGTON – On June 14 and 15, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram hosted the first-ever DEA Family Summit on the Overdose Epidemic for families from across the country who have experienced the profound loss of a child due to a drug overdose or poisoning. Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco delivered…

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Morris County Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Role in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

June 14, 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 Morris County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for his role in a…

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Fatal Fentanyl Dose Results in 17 Years in Prison

June 14, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge John A. Ross on Tuesday sentenced a St. Louis man who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to 17 years in prison. On March 6, 2020, Markquis Bryant sold fentanyl to a Florissant man who was found dead early the next morning in his…

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Multi-Year Investigation Leads to Indictment

June 14, 2022

SAN DIEGO – A two-year investigation has led to the indictment of 26 defendants for international drug smuggling, drug trafficking, and related conspiracy offenses. One of the defendants, Raul Barajas-Padilla, appeared in federal court yesterday for an initial appearance on the indictment. So far, 17 defendants have been arrested. Efforts…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 94 Months for Illegal Gun Possession

June 14, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., for the Northern District of Illinois, announced that a man who illegally possessed a semi-automatic handgun in Evanston, Ill., and tried to flee from police has been sentenced to…

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Leader of Mexico’s United Cartels Extradited to U.S.

June 13, 2022

MIAMI – Adalberto Fructuoso Comparan-Rodriguez, a/k/a “Fruto,” the former mayor of Aguililla, Mexico and, according to the allegations, a leader of the United Cartels in Michoacán, Mexico, made his initial appearance in federal court in Miami, Florida today after his extradition from Guatemala. A South Florida grand jury returned an…

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Federal Charges Target Drug Trafficking Organization Bringing 20+ Kilo Loads of Meth to Washington

June 13, 2022

TACOMA, Wash. – Multiple members of a methamphetamine trafficking ring were indicted last week in U.S. District Court for seven federal felonies related to their drug trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Some of the conspirators, have been charged in state court over the last ten years, but fled the…

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Former Inmate Admits Distributing Fentanyl at Santa Rita Jail That Killed Fellow Inmate

June 10, 2022

OAKLAND, Calif. – Kameron Patricia Reid pleaded guilty today in federal court to two counts of distributing fentanyl that resulted in the death of a Santa Rita Jail inmate, announced United States Attorney Stephane M. Hinds, FBI Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan, and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in…

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DEA’s Work in New Mexico HIDTA Initiative Earns National Award

June 10, 2022

EL PASO – Last week, the New Mexico High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (NM HIDTA) received a national recognition for its work in southeastern New Mexico under Operation Shape Shifter. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Dr. Rahul Gupta made the announcement. The NM HIDTA…

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Federal Jury Convicts Idaho Man for Trafficking Meth and Heroin

June 10, 2022

POCATELLO, Idaho – After a four-day trial, a federal jury sitting in Pocatello found Adam Lee Vallely 46, of Pocatello, Idaho, guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, one count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of possession with the intent to…

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Senior FARC Commander Extradited from Colombia

June 10, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Martin Leonel Perez Castro, also known as “Richard,” was extradited this morning to the United States from Colombia to face charges in the Eastern District of New York of leading a continuing criminal enterprise and participating in an international cocaine manufacture and distribution conspiracy. According to the…

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Londonderry Man Sentenced for Using Residence for Drug Distribution

June 10, 2022

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Timothy J. (“TJ”) Slade, 30, of Londonderry, Vermont was sentenced to time served by Chief Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford in U.S. District Court in Rutland. Slade previously pleaded guilty to the felony charge…

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Tenderloin Drug Dealer Sentenced to 46 Months for Fentanyl Sales

June 09, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Emil Arriola Melendez was sentenced in federal court today to 46 months in prison for the distribution of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon. Senior United States District Judge Maxine M. Chesney handed…

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40 Alleged Meth Traffickers Charged in Operation Kullvid-20

June 09, 2022

DALLAS, TX – Fourteen alleged methamphetamine traffickers were arrested on Wednesday in Operation Kullvid-20, to announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Dallas Field Division. Led by the DEA’s North Texas Strike Force, the investigation has netted a total of 40 federal defendants plus 2,708 kilograms…

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Naugatuck Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Narcotics

June 09, 2022

NAUGATUCK, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON METZ, also known as “Jay,” 53, of Naugatuck, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for…

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California Man Found Guilty for Meth and Marijuana Dealing

June 08, 2022

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – After a week-long trial, a federal jury returned a guilty verdict convicting a California man of conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver controlled substances. Arturo Ledesma, Jr., 33, of Watsonville, Calif., was charged in a superseding indictment on Dec. 10, 2019, with supplying marijuana…

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Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Federal Prison

June 08, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARVIN LLOYD, 51, last residing in Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 87 months of imprisonment for trafficking cocaine. According to court documents and statements made…

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Repeat Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Over Ten Years in Prison

June 08, 2022

PHOENIX – Last week, Sigfrido Adolfo Rivero, 56, of Nogales, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Scott H. Rash to 121 months in federal prison, followed by 120 months of supervised release. Rivero previously pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl. On May 19, 2021, Rivero was…

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Gang Member Involved in Courthouse Shooting Sentenced

June 08, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – ASANTE GAINES, also known as “Santi,” 25, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 190 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in a Bridgeport gang-related activity, including a brazen daytime shooting…

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Johnston Man Admits to Trafficking Thousands of Fentanyl Pills

June 08, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I., – A Johnston man who arranged for the sale and delivery of thousands of fentanyl pills plead guilty in federal court in Providence to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and to distribution of 400 grams or more of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Johnathan King, 31…

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Man Sentenced 60 Months in Prison For Drug Trafficking

June 08, 2022

MILTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on June 7, 2022, Emanuel Dunn, 36, of Milton, Vermont, was sentenced in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, to serve 60 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count…

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Vermont Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Offense

June 08, 2022

WILLISTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on June 7, 2022, Matthew Fidler, 35, of Williston, Vermont, was sentenced in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, to serve 100 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count…

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DEA Administrator invites two El Paso and Albuquerque families to first-ever Family Summit on the Overdose Epidemic

June 07, 2022

EL PASO – Jennipher Talamantes, a counselor at an El Paso school district, and Jennifer and David Burke, the Executive Directors of Serenity Mesa Recovery Center in Albuquerque, were the only El Pasoan and New Mexicans invited to meet with Administrator Anne Milgram as part of the first-ever DEA Family…

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Niagara Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Charges

June 07, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced that Andrew Medina, 31, of Niagara Falls, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to with conspiracy to possess with intent…

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Elmira Man Going to Prison 10 Years on Meth Conviction

June 07, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced that Lamar Thompkins, 35, of Elmira, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced…

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Grand Jury Indicts Prior Federal Felon on New Drug Charges Along with Co-Conspirator

June 07, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Joseph S. Zaso a/k/a Joey Cracks, 38, of Buffalo, NY, and Denver J. Komenda…

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15 Years in Federal Prison for Meth Trafficking and Child Exploitation

June 07, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. – On June 3, 2022, United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr., sentenced Lorenzo Jimenez Alanis, 47, of Mabton, Washington, to 15 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine, along with downloading and possessing a large collection of child pornography. Judge Mendoza also ordered Alanis to serve five…

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Corpus Christi Drug Dealer Sent to Prison For Selling Drugs on Social Media

June 07, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 29-year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison for possession with intent to distribute meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Robert James Blanco pleaded guilty Sept. 7, 2021…

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Collinsville Osteopathic Physician Admits Illegally Prescribing Drug

June 07, 2022

ST. LOUIS – An osteopathic physician from Collinsville, Illinois, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday and admitted illegally prescribing an anti-anxiety drug. Matthew Steven Miller, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of making a false statement concerning a health…

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Tucson Brothers Sentence to 11 Years for Drug Trafficking

June 06, 2022

PHOENIX – On Friday, June 3, 2022, brothers Osmar Martinez-Ochoa, 30, and Hector Martinez-Ochoa, 28, of Tucson, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge John C. Hinderaker to each serve 11 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. The Martinez-Ochoa brothers previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute…

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Ceres Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

June 06, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. —Albert Dominguez Jr., 52, of Ceres, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. According to court documents, Dominguez conspired with Leonor Sarabia-Ramirez, 52, of Modesto, to distribute and did, in…

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Bennington Man Charged with Federal Drug and Gun Offenses

June 06, 2022

BENNINGTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Deven Moffitt, 32, of Bennington, Vermont, was charged today by criminal complaint with three federal felonies: possession with intent to distribute controlled substances; possession of a firearm having previously been convicted of a…

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Holbrook Man Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking; Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Distribution

June 06, 2022

BOSTON – A Holbrook man was sentenced and a Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in connection with their respective roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Andre Echevarria, 41, of Holbrook, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised…

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : le trafiquant de drogue de New York, Nelson Cruz, et 12 autres personnes arrêtés dans une affaire de drogue à l’échelle de la ville

C’est la suite d’une enquête d’un an sur le trafic de stupéfiants et d’armes à feu à Brooklyn et dans le Queens.

Au cours de la longue enquête, un agent d’infiltration a acheté de grandes quantités de fentanyl, de cocaïne et d’héroïne d’une valeur marchande de plus de 3 millions de dollars, selon la DEA ( Drug Enforcement Agency).

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Boston Man Sentenced In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

June 03, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston on conspiracy and distribution charges involving fentanyl. Valentin Pujols, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to time served (14 days in prison) and two years of supervised release, with the…

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Newton Physician Resolves Allegations Of Improper Prescribing Practices Concerning Controlled Substances

June 03, 2022

BOSTON – Dr. Hooshang Poor, a Newton geriatric medicine physician, has agreed to pay $100,000 to resolve allegations that he prescribed controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice, a violation of the Controlled Substances Act. Dr. Poor previously resolved allegations in February 2019 that he violated the False…

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Two Women Admit to Smuggling Over $2M in Fentanyl and Other Narcotics

June 02, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two Houston women have admitted to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and cocaine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Today, Clarissa Hernandez, 23, admitted to her role in…

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Georgia Man Arranging Methamphetamine Transactions from within Federal Prison Sentenced to 300 Additional Months in Federal Prison

June 02, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Brian Stanton, 38, of Athens, Georgia, was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison following his trial conviction on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine. Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the…

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Port St. Joe Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

June 02, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Roderick L. Robinson, 55, of Port St. Joe, Florida, also known as “Raggedy” and “Rags,” was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence. “Those…

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Selling Counterfeit Pills with Fentanyl Results in 11 Years in Prison

June 02, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Liberty, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing fentanyl from his apartment near Liberty High School and for illegally possessing a firearm. Daniel I. Ramirez, 22, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 11 years in federal prison without…

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Former U.S. Marine Angel Dominguez Ramirez Jr. Sentenced for Leading International Cocaine Distribution Organization

June 01, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Angel Dominguez Ramirez Jr., a former U.S. Marine with dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship, was sentenced in federal court to 195 months in prison for leading an international organization that transported ton-quantities of cocaine from South America to Mexico and into the United States. Dominguez had previously…

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Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Pills that Caused Death of Thirty-Five-Year-Old

June 01, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Drug dealer Saul Caro pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he sold the fentanyl that caused the fatal overdose of a thirty-five-year-old San Diego resident, identified in court records as M.S. According to his plea agreement, on April 11, 2021, Caro and the victim exchanged…

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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge for His Role in Cocaine Conspiracy

June 01, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Division, announced today that Deshan Scott, 22, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to possession of a firearm in…

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Two Men Indicted for International Conspiracy to Ship Fentanyl, Other Drugs into United States through Dark Web Connections

June 01, 2022

BRUNSWICK, GA: Two men from Canada and the United Kingdom have been indicted in the Southern District of Georgia on federal charges alleging an international operation used the Dark Web to distribute illegal drugs in the United States, with some of those drugs resulting in the deaths of two U.S…

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Young Texan Ordered to Federal Prison for Smuggling Cocaine on Bus

June 01, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 21-year-old Hidalgo County man has been sent to federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 4.5 kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Matthew Ethan Joseph Castillo pleaded guilty Feb. 10. Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered Castillo to…

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Monroe Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering and Illegal Marijuana Business

May 31, 2022

Seattle – A father and son who ran a multimillion-dollar illegal marijuana business in Monroe, Washington, were each sentenced to five-year prison terms today, on drug and money laundering charges. Kenneth Warren Rhule, 28, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and laundering…

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Burlington Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base

May 31, 2022

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on May 31, 2022, Hussein Mubarak, 21, of Burlington, Vermont, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss to 10 months’ imprisonment and a 3-year term of supervised release for possession with intent…

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Two Plead Guilty to Heroin Sales in St. Joseph

May 31, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two St. Joseph, Mo., men have pleaded guilty to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and to illegally possessing firearms. Franklin T. Hicks Jr., also known as “Frankie,” 41, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to participating in a conspiracy to…

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Three Indicted for Large-Scale Meth Conspiracy

May 31, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri after law enforcement officers seized approximately 29 pounds of methamphetamine. Brian E. Hall, 44, of Aurora, Mo., and Jacqueline Aldrete Bojorquez…

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Man Indicted on Suspicion of Trafficking Illicit Drugs

May 31, 2022

PHOENIX – Special Agent in Charge Cheri Oz and Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Jose Luis Montoya Miranda has been indicted on one count Conspiracy, one count Illegally Conducting an enterprise, one count Transportation of a Narcotic Drug for sale (Fentanyl) in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold…

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DEA El Paso Safety Bulletin

May 28, 2022

EL PASO – In the past few days, the Drug Enforcement Administration El Paso Division has learned of several instances of individuals who used illicit drugs and then experienced overdose symptoms. It is suspected that the illicit drugs may be mixed with a synthetic opioid. DEA El Paso Division has…

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Alleged Drug Trafficker Arraigned in Chicago After Extradition From Mexico

May 27, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., for the Northern District of Illinois, announced that an alleged drug trafficker charged with distributing heroin in the Chicago area was arraigned today in federal court in Chicago after…

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14 Arrested After Federal, State And Local Investigation Into Waterbury Drug Trafficking

May 27, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – United States Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery, Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Waterbury Police Chief Fernando C. Spagnolo announced that the following 14 individuals have been arrested on federal narcotics trafficking charges related to the distribution of…

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Former Doctor Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Illegally Prescribing Controlled Substances

May 27, 2022

TRUMBULL, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID CIANCIMINO, 63, of Trumbull, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally distributing prescription medication…

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New Haven Man Sentenced To More Than 5 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Fentanyl And Heroin

May 27, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that QUENTINE DAVIS, 31, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 63 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking…

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Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison For Distributing Meth

May 26, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 40-year-old Kingsville resident has been ordered to federal prison following her conviction of possession with intent to distribute over 120 grams of pure meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Aarika…

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Lake City Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearms and Distributing Crack Cocaine

May 26, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Edrick D. Jackson (28, Lake City) has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and three counts of distribution of cocaine base (also known as “crack” cocaine). Jackson faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in…

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Multi-Kilogram Drug Trafficker Convicted at Trial, After Spending More than Four Years on the Lam

May 26, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Derrick Samuel Lewis (51, Sarasota) guilty of conspiracy, possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and possession with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. Lewis…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Meth Trafficking

May 26, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson for the Northern District of Indiana announced that Kelvin Franklin, 39, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on…

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Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Decades for Selling Meth and Marijuana in Indiana

May 25, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael J. Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers for the Southern District of Indiana announced that seven individuals have been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, including methamphetamine and marijuana. The defendants had previously been indicted on…

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Valley Resident Sentenced for Smuggling Cocaine Worth $2M

May 25, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 29-year-old man residing in Mission is sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute drugs, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Reynaldo Perez Jr. pleaded…

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West Warwick Man Sentenced for Trafficking Thousands of Fentanyl Pills

May 25, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A West Warwick man who arranged for the sale of substantial quantities of fentanyl-laced counterfeit OxyContin to an undercover member of the Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force was sentenced today to four years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Richard Delsanto, 29…

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Springfield Man Arrested For Fentanyl Distribution

May 25, 2022

BOSTON – A Springfield man was arrested today on a drug offense involving fentanyl distribution. Christian Camacho, 25, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Camacho was released on conditions following an initial appearance this afternoon in federal court in…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Unneeded Medications in an Effort to Prevent Addiction and Reduce Overdose Deaths

May 25, 2022

MIAMI – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16 million…

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Carlsbad Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

May 24, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jermaine Ryan Alvarez, 38, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court today to nine years in prison for one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and one count of…

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Godfather of Black Stone Gorilla Gang Sentenced to Over 32 Years in Prison

May 24, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration New York Division, announced that Alexander Arguedas, a/k/a “Reckless,” was sentenced today to 32 years and 6 months in prison in…

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Staten Island Man Sentenced for Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

May 24, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Nalerton Charles, also known as “Lite,” was sentenced by United States District Judge I. Leo Glasser to 210 months’ imprisonment for distribution and possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Charles pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2021. Breon…

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Meth Dealers Who Plotted to Kill DEA Agent Plead Guilty

May 24, 2022

DALLAS – Two drug traffickers who plotted to assassinate a DEA task force office have plead guilty, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of Dallas Field Division Manuel Gomez-Garcia, 35, and Jorge Humberto Velazco Larios, 29, were indicted in the summer of 2020. Mr. Gomez pleaded guilty to…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Unneeded Medications in an Effort to Prevent Addiction and Reduce Overdose Deaths

May 24, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16…

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Hartford Man Sentenced To Federal Prison

May 24, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MAICO TURELL, 49, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for fentanyl distribution and firearm…

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Central Falls Men Sentenced For Roles in Drug Trafficking Organization

May 24, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two men from Central Falls who played integral roles in a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) that shipped dozens of kilos of cocaine into Rhode Island through the U.S. Postal Service were sentenced today to federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. George Mojica, 42, and…

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Taunton Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Trafficking

May 24, 2022

BOSTON – A Taunton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl. Carlos Rivera, 47, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. On Jan. 24, 2022, Rivera pleaded…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds

May 23, 2022

SAN DIEGO – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds

May 23, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16…

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DEA Omaha Division Collects Nearly 19,000 Pounds of Unneeded Medications on Take Back Day

May 23, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. – Communities across the five state DEA Omaha Division, which includes Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off 18,729 pounds of unneeded medications at 176 collection sites on April 30. Nationally, DEA…

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More than 700,000 Pounds Collected at DEA Drug Take Back Day

May 23, 2022

PHOENIX – On April 30th, 2022, the DEA Phoenix Field Division, along with our law enforcement and community partners collected 8,215 pounds of unneeded prescription medications throughout the State of Arizona, as part of DEA’s on-going commitment to prevent addition and reduce overdose deaths. Nationwide, more than 720,000 pounds of…

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« Operation River Fork” Defendant Sentenced for Trafficking Crack Cocaine

May 23, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Woonsocket man was sentenced today to two years in federal prison for participating in the distribution of crack cocaine, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Bradley Dewalt, 30, was one of eighteen “Operation River Fork” defendants arrested during a 2020 FBI Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation…

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Investigation by Tucson Strike Force Leads to Indictment of 13 Involved in Drug Distribution Conspiracy

May 23, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona announced the unsealing of a 30-count indictment against 13 individuals for charges related to the distribution of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin. On May 4, a federal grand jury in Tucson returned the indictment against the…

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More than 700,000 Pounds Collected at DEA Drug Take Back Day

May 23, 2022

SEATTLE– On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16 million pounds…

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Marana Man sentenced to 57 months for Possession of Ammunition by Convicted Felon

May 23, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tyrell Kester, 36, of Marana, Arizona, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Márquez to 57 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Kester previously pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. On April 22, 2021, federal agents and…

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in DEA and Partners Collecting Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Unneeded Medications in an Effort to Prevent Addiction and Reduce Overdose Deaths

May 23, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16…

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More than 700,000 Pounds Collected at DEA Drug Take Back Day

May 23, 2022

WASHINGTON – On April 30, 2022, communities across the country demonstrated their support for DEA’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day by dropping off more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medications at 5,144 collection sites. Since 2010, DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has collected nearly 16 million…

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Six Individuals Charged with Federal Drug Trafficking Offenses

May 20, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Victor Nevarez, Juan Rivera Arzate, Adhemar Castaneda Becerril, and Pedro Gaona Salse were four of six charged defendants arrested and arraigned last week in federal court on narcotics trafficking charges, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade…

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Dominican Republic Citizen Extradited to the United States on Money Laundering Charges

May 20, 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 citizen of the Dominican Republic, who was extradited to the United States on money laundering charges, made his…

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Kansas Grand Jury Indicts Two for Fentanyl Trafficking

May 20, 2022

WICHITA, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Wichita returned an indictment May 20 charging Alberto Vasquez, 48, of Tucson, Ariz., with one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, fentanyl. Ever Quintana-Lopez, 31, of Wichita, was also charged with one count of possession of fentanyl with…

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Lawrence Man Arrested for Fentanyl Distribution

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Lawrence, Massachusetts, man was arrested yesterday on fentanyl distribution charges. Rafael Sierra-Baez, 42, was charged with five counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. Following an initial appearance yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler, Sierra-Baez was detained pending a detention…

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15 People Charged with Trafficking Semi-Truckloads of Marijuana and Laundering Drug Proceeds

May 20, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael J. 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 has indicted 15 people on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Specifically, the indictment charges the defendants…

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Father and Son Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison in Large-Scale Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

May 20, 2022

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Gang Member Sentenced to More Than 8 Years for Drug Trafficking, Role in Bridgeport Courthouse Shooting

May 20, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Destine Calderon, 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 97 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in a Bridgeport gang, and his role in a gang-related shooting that occurred in…

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Brockton Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Brockton, Massachusetts, man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with trafficking fentanyl and cocaine. Paul Nova, aka “Meagan,” 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 150 months in prison and four years of supervised release. In June 2021…

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Sutton Man Sentenced for Cocaine Conspiracy

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Sutton man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester, Massachusetts, for conspiring to distribute cocaine. Bruce Marando, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On Aug. 20, 2021, Marando was convicted…

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Lowell Man Sentenced In Trafficking Conspiracy Involving Counterfeit Pills Containing Methamphetamine

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Lowell, Massachusetts man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving methamphetamine disguised as counterfeit Adderall pills. Vimoon Sortsoy, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to five years in prison and four years…

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Revere Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Attempted Purchase of 20 Kilograms of Cocaine

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Revere, Massachusetts, man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with attempting to purchase 20 kilograms of cocaine from undercover agents. Jesus Arley Munera-Gomez, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 10 years in prison and five years of…

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Lawrence Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking

May 20, 2022

BOSTON – A Lawrence, Massachusetts, man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving fentanyl. Hector Minaya Melo, aka “El Jefe,” 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 54 months in prison. In May 2021, Minaya…

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Drug Dealer Who Mailed Meth Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison

May 19, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced on May 19 a drug dealer who mailed crystal methamphetamine to St. Louis from Arizona to seven and one-half years in prison. Hosea Simpson, 36, pleaded guilty in February to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Beginning in 2019…

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Republic Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking after High-Speed Chase

May 19, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Republic, Mo., man, who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase, was sentenced in federal court May 19 for possessing methamphetamine to distribute. Heath E. Yarger, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On…

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Multiple Arrests for Meth Dealing Result in 9 Years of Prison

May 19, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced a significant dealer of methamphetamine May 19 to nine years in prison. Anne R. Jekel, 42, of St. Louis County, was caught multiple times in possession of methamphetamine and guns. On Nov. 29, 2016, Maryland Heights police officers arrested…

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CANADA 🇨🇦 (Vancouver) : la Colombie-Britannique va dépénaliser la possession de petites quantités de drogues dures

L’objectif est de traiter les dépendances plutôt qu’emprisonner les utilisateurs pour possession.

La Colombie-Britannique, dont la plus grande ville est Vancouver, est ainsi la première province canadienne à connaître cette exception qui concernera l’héroïne, la cocaïne, les opiacés et autres drogues dures.

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ÉTATS UNIS 🇺🇸 (État de Washington) : 650 kg de méthamphétamine saisis sur un bateau à la frontière canado-américaine

Les douanes et la protection des frontières des États-Unis ont indiqué que des agents avaient arrêté mercredi un bateau à moteur Bayliner de 5,5 mètres dans les îles San Juan alors qu’il se dirigeait vers le Canada.

Ils ont rapporté avoir trouvé 650 kg de méthamphétamine à bord, emballée dans 28 sacs à main sécurisés avec des cadenas à bagages.

L’occupant du bateau, identifié comme étant Ted Karl Faupel, un résident de l’Alberta, a été arrêté pour distribution de drogue.

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USA 🇺🇸 (Southern California) : big drug smuggling tunnel connecting Tijuana and San Diego found

U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in Southern California.

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières « narco-news » au 20 mai 2022

Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Involvement in a Drug Trafficking Organization

May 19, 2022

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Jovanni Limon Salas was sentenced to prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization. On May 13, 2021, police were investigating a suspected drug trafficker and observed a drug deal occur in a business parking lot. Police followed Limon Salas away from…

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DEA Educational Foundation Celebrates Success of First-Ever Lacrosse Clinic

May 16, 2022

Alliance, Neb. — The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Educational Foundation offered its first-ever, free, afterschool lacrosse clinic to middle school students in Alliance, March 28-April 4, in partnership with the Alliance Police Department, Cheyenne Youth Lacrosse Team and USA Lacrosse. Coaches and players with the Cheyenne Youth Lacrosse team in…

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New York Man Indicted For Fentanyl Trafficking

May 13, 2022

BOSTON – A New York man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl. Chanty Reynoso Vasquez, 27, of Bronx, N.Y., was indicted on possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. According to the indictment, on March 30, 2022, in…

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Two Face Federal Drug Charges After Multi-Agency Enforcement Operation in Washington, Vermont

May 13, 2022

WASHINGTON, Vt.- The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Nicole LeClair, 34, of Washington, Vermont, and Christopher Emmons, 51, of Washington, Vermont, were arrested today during search warrants at their residences. LeClair has been charged with distributions of controlled substances that occurred at…

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Man Charged in Sales of Nearly 50 Pounds of Crystal Meth in Manhattan and Queens

May 13, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – A North Carolina man is charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree for allegedly selling 22 kilograms (over 48 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine in Manhattan and Queens during an undercover investigation. Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Frank…

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Providence Man Admits to Possessing Nearly 2 Kilos of Cocaine

May 13, 2022

PROVIDENCE – A Providence man, arrested in April 2021 moments after he claimed a package that was found by investigators to contain nearly two kilograms of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico, pled guilty in federal court on Wednesday to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine…

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Lowell Man Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Cocaine Conspiracy With Colombian Criminal Organization

May 13, 2022

BOSTON – A Lowell man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy connected to a Colombian-based criminal enterprise. Juan Pablo Ariasgil, 41, of Lowell, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to four years in prison…

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Craig Wilkins Pleads Not Guilty to Drug and Firearms Charges

May 13, 2022

RUTLAND, Vt. – The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Craig Wilkins, 37, of Rutland, pleaded not guilty today in United States District Court in Burlington to charges that he possessed two handguns as a convicted felon and that he possessed fentanyl and cocaine base with…

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Hartford Man Sentenced To More Than 5 Years In Federal Prison For Role In Cocaine Trafficking Ring

May 13, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KENDALL HOOKS, 50, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 66 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking cocaine. According to…

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Man Charged with April 2018 Mount Vernon Murder

May 12, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New York Field Division, Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration…

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Naugatuck Man Sentenced To 33 Months In Federal Prison For Distributing Heroin

May 12, 2022

NAUGATUCK, Conn. – Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ADAM MINES, 38, of Naugatuck, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin. According to…

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Mercer County Accounting Professor Charged with Tax Evasion and Filing False Tax Returns

May 12, 2022

TRENTON, N.J. – A Mercer County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for tax evasion and filing false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Gordian A. Ndubizu, 67, of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, is charged in an eight-count indictment unsealed today with four counts of tax evasion and…

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Former Mercer County Pharmacist Charged with Illegally Distributing Oxycodone and Other Opiates from Trenton Pharmacy

May 12, 2022

TRENTON, 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 former pharmacist was arrested today for her role in distributing and dispensing outside the course of professional practice…

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Haitian Police Officer Charged with International Narcotics Conspiracy, Narcotics Distribution, and Firearms Offense

May 12, 2022

R. Denise Foster Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Caribbean Division, Robert Bell Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division and Richard G. Frohling United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced the extradition of Haitian police officer Alex Mompremier from Haiti based on an indictment…

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Manhattan Gang Member Convicted of 2014 Murder of Orlando Rivera

May 11, 2022

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the conviction of Christian Pabon, a/k/a “Banga,” of racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering. A unanimous jury convicted PABON of every count presented to the jury after a one-week trial…

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Haitian Police Officer Charged with International Drug and Gun Offenses

May 11, 2022

MILWAUKEE – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, Renita D. Foster, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Caribbean Division, and U.S. Attorney Richard G. Frohling for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced the transfer of Haitian police officer Alex Mompremier from Haiti…

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Rock Hill Man Pleads Guilty in Large Drug Trafficking Case

May 11, 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Darryl Hemphill, 34, of Rock Hill, pled guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Rock Hill Police Department began to investigate a group of defendants who were…

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Duplin Man Receives 15 Years in Federal Prison for Heroin and Methamphetamine Trafficking

May 11, 2022

NEW BERN, N.C. – Michael Hall, 34, of Duplin County, was sentenced to 180 months in prison for charges related to drug trafficking and firearms. Hall was convicted of the following charges: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine…

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Buffalo Man Going to Prison for Selling Heroin and Fentanyl

May 11, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Moralles Mendez, 44, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced to…

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Leader of Violent Rochester Drug Ring Sentenced to Life in Prison for Drug and Gun Charges, and Murder

May 11, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Carlos Javier Figueroa a/k/a Javi, a/k/a Big Bro, 44, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted following a federal jury trial of narcotics conspiracy, possession…

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Horry County Man Receives 11-year Sentence for Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl

May 11, 2022

FLORENCE, S.C. – Darryl Lamont McKenith, 33, of Aynor, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Evidence presented to the court showed that McKenith was involved in a multi-year conspiracy to distribute…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

SAN DIEGO – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat…

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High-ranking member of violent drug trafficking ring sentenced to nine years in prison

May 10, 2022

Seattle – A significant drug distributor for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to nine years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Adrian Izazaga-Martinez, 32, of Kent, Washington, was ordering 8-pound loads of methamphetamine. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District…

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Phoenix Man Charged After Seizure of 178,000 Suspected Fentanyl Pills, Guns, and Other Drugs

May 10, 2022

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Marco Antonio Medina, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona, was charged last week via criminal complaint with three counts of possession of controlled substances for distribution and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Medina was arrested on May 2 and had his initial appearance in…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics

May 10, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson for the Northern District of Indiana announced that Javier Gil, 37, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

SEATTLE– In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat that fentanyl…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

ST. LOUIS – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous…

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DEA El Paso Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 10, 2022

El Paso – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and other valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat that fentanyl…

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Meth Trafficking

May 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 for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that TJ Myers, 33, of Merrill, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 137 months…

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Chicago Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Attempting to Possess Fentanyl for Distribution

May 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 for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeffrey Kemp, 55, of Chicago, was sentenced on Friday, May 6, by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to…

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Defendants Face Charges in High School Drug Advertising and Distribution Cases

May 09, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Office of the United States Attorney filed federal criminal complaints charging Benjamin Reily Bliss; Louis Alexander, aka “lulu;” and Brandon William Carranza-Arthur with crimes related to the distribution of fentanyl to high school students in Monterey County. The charges were announced by Drug Enforcement Administration…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 09, 2022

DALLAS – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat that…

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Brooklyn Gang Leader Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Murder for Hire Conspiracy, Use of Firearm, and Narcotics Trafficking

May 09, 2022

BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Ronald Williams, a leader of the ‘90s Crew street gang based in the Canarsie and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced by United States District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall to 24 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, conspiracy…

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DEA Recognizes First Ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day

May 09, 2022

WASHINGTON – In an effort to save lives, DEA is proud to join “Song for Charlie” and many of our valued public health, non-profit, and law enforcement partners in recognizing the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness Day. This day is an effort to educate individuals around the dangerous threat that…

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Man Who Rammed SUV into Police Charged With Drug and Gun Crimes

May 06, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A Dallas drug trafficker who rammed his vehicle into a police car during his arrest has been charged with gun and drug crimes, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas. Angel Manuel Fuentes-Melendez, 23, was indicted on Tuesday with one count of conspiracy…

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DEA Launches First Year of Operation Engage in Richmond, VA

May 06, 2022

Richmond, Va., – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Division announces the launch of Operation Engage in Richmond, Virginia. Operation Engage is comprehensive, community-level initiative, implemented to target and address the drug and related violence issues in cities with high levels of drug related problems. Operation Engage is new…

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

May 05, 2022

MACON, GA – Thirteen defendants have been sentenced to terms of up to 15 years in prison after an extensive operation that targeted a middle Georgia drug trafficking conspiracy. Eight men and four women were indicted in February 2021 under Operation Breaking the Bond, an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task…

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Waterbury Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Distribution And Firearm Possession Offenses

May 04, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LENWOOD GATLING, 38, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses. According to court documents and statements made in court, between…

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Providence Resident Sentenced for Distributing Crack Cocaine

May 04, 2022

PROVIDENCE – A Providence resident who sold crack cocaine on at least three occasions while under surveillance by members of the FBI’s Safe Street Task Force was sentenced today to five years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Michael Rodriguez, 26, pled guilty on August 31…

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Providence Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Fentanyl And Heroin Trafficking

May 04, 2022

BOSTON – A Providence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester in connection with drug trafficking activities involving fentanyl and heroin. Darwin J. Gonzalez Reyes a/k/a “España,” 36, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 10 years in prison and five years of…

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New Haven Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Possessing Sawed-Off Rifle

May 04, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANGEL RODRIGUEZ-MENDEZ, 25, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegal possession…

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Waterbury Man Involved In Connecticut-To-Maine Drug And Gun Trafficking Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

May 04, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LONNIE JOYNER, also known as “Flo,” 37, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Firearms Offense

May 04, 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 for the Northern District of Indiana announced that Bruce Leipart, 39, of Hobart, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James T. Moody on his plea…

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Newark Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

May 03, 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 Newark man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy…

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A Man Sentenced For Dealing Drugs on Behalf of Texas “Mexikan” Mafia

May 03, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 29 year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison for his role in a large drug conspiracy involving heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B…

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South Texas Man Sentenced for Smuggling 17 Kilos of Meth

May 03, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 55 year-old Ennis resident has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute kilograms of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Enrique Perez…

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18 Charged with Meth Trafficking in Indiana

May 03, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Gannon, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Adminstration-Indianapolis, and U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers for the Southern District of Indiana announced on that 18 individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The indictment charges the defendants…

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Two Lebanese Citizens Extradited from Republic of Georgia to Face International Money Laundering Charges

May 02, 2022

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace announced two citizens of Lebanon, Mohamad Yassine and Hassan Rahman, will be arraigned today on money laundering charges for operating…

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Williston Man Sentenced to 58 Months in Prison for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms and Trafficking Over 3 Kilograms of Cocaine

May 02, 2022

Williston, VT. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Gregory Lewis, 26, of Williston, Vermont, was sentenced today to serve 58 months in prison after his convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm and distribution of cocaine base. United…

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Wethersfield Man Pleads Guilty To Fentanyl Trafficking Charge

May 02, 2022

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that FABIO VARGAS-GONZALEZ, 46, of Wethersfield, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to a fentanyl trafficking offense. According to court documents and statements made in court, the DEA’s Hartford Task Force developed information…

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Chemicals Acknowledges Recordkeeping Violations Of The Controlled Substances Act

May 02, 2022

BOSTON – Thermo Fisher Scientific Chemicals, Inc., an affiliate of the Waltham-based Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (Thermo Fisher), has agreed to pay $25,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the Controlled Substances Act, by improperly purchasing and distributing chemicals regulated by the Act. Thermo Fisher self-disclosed these violations to the…

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British Virgin Islands Premier, Port Director Charged in South Florida Federal Court with Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Crimes

April 29, 2022

MIAMI – Miami federal prosecutors have charged British Virgin Islands (BVI) Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie, Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Oleanvine Pickering Maynard (O. Maynard), and the Port Director’s son, Kadeem Stephan Maynard (K. Maynard), with cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracies for agreeing to facilitate the safe…

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Fentanyl Dealer Pleads Guilty to Distributing Narcotics

April 29, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – Marvin “MJ” Mitchell (36, St. Peterburg) pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl, and possession with the intent to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl. Mitchell faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each…

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Okeechobee County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

April 29, 2022

MIAMI – On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, a federal district judge in West Palm Beach sentenced a 31-year-old man from Okeechobee County, Florida, to 130 months in prison for drug trafficking. Juan Manuel Nieves previously pled guilty to distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine. According to the court…

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Federal Jury Finds Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Guilty

April 29, 2022

OCALA, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced that a federal jury has found Jonathan Jermaine Thomas (32, Ocala) guilty of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, and more than 1 kilogram of heroin…

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Career Offender Sentenced to 235 Months in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin

April 29, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Boise man was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. According to court records, an investigation into Dennis Radford Colby, a/k/a “Dragon” and his drug trafficking organization began in 2020. On February 4, 2021, Colby was observed…

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Jacksonville Methamphetamine Dealers Sentenced to Federal Prison

April 29, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three Jacksonville men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Steven Ray McWhorter (49) was sentenced to 11 years and 4 months, Christopher Douglas Green (48) was sentenced to 10 years, and Kevin Joseph DeWitt (50) was sentenced 3…

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Tulare County Man Sentenced to over 7 Years in Prison for Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Deliveries, Co Conspirator Pleads Guilty

April 29, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Renato Aguilera, 30, of Porterville, was sentenced today to seven years and three months in prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. Another member of the conspiracy, Maria Delgado…

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Drug Enforcement Administration Reaches Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit

April 29, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today that it has reached an agreement in principle to settle Garcia, et al. v. Merrick Garland, Attorney General, Dep’t of Justice, a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of female Special Agents who were not selected for overseas assignments between 1990…

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Wisconsin Pharmacy to Pay Civil Penalty for Controlled Substance Dispensing and Record Keeping Violations

April 29, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea, of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that Cadott Miller Pharmacy, Ltd., located in Cadott, Wisconsin, entered into a settlement agreement to pay $20,000 to resolve civil allegations…

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Money Courier For Large-Scale Fentanyl Trafficking Ring Sentenced To More Than 9 Years In Federal Prison

April 29, 2022

Waterbury, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DOMINGO GUZMAN, 45, last residing in Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 114 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for his…

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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty To Distribution Of Fentanyl

April 29, 2022

BOSTON – A Springfield man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Worcester to drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl. Juan Jimenez, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and two counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 40…

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Panamanian National Guilty of East Texas Drug Trafficking Violations

April 29, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A Panamanian national has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking violations during his federal trial in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Dallas Field Division. Jorge Albeiro Silva-Salazar, 53, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute five…

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (DOUANE – DOD – DNRED) : à l’ouverture du procès, certains avocats de la défense ont demandé le secret des débats en invoquant la protection du secret de la défense nationale, d’autres au nom de la sécurité des prévenus, douaniers ou informateurs. Huis clos demandé, huis clos rejeté !

Le procès de six anciens hauts responsables des douanes dont Vincent Sauvalère et Erwan Guilmin dit « le caviardeur » soupçonnés de largesses envers un de leurs informateurs pour gonfler les chiffres des saisies, s’est ouvert lundi 9 mai à Paris par une demande de huis clos de plusieurs avocats, rejetée par le tribunal.

Un huis clos n’est «pas juridiquement fondé», a rétorqué la procureure, en rappelant notamment que «tous les documents qui étaient classifiés dans ce dossier ont été déclassifiés». Après en avoir délibéré, les juges ont refusé le huis clos. «Ce procès aura lieu en audience publique, comme c’est la règle et chacun aura à cœur d’être responsable de ses déclarations», a expliqué la présidente.

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Alors que la demande de huis clos avait été acceptée par le tribunal de Bobigny pour adapter la peine canadienne à perpétuité que Marc Fievet, l’agent infiltré NS 55, avait dû encaisser au Nouveau Brunswick. Il est vrai que le dossier de Fievet était classé ‘secret défense’

Malgré les demandes de la juge Sophie Clément, le dossier de Marc Fievet, classé secret défense, n’a pas été déclassifié…

Une morale pour les aigles, une autre pour les pigeons

J’ai toujours en mémoire la répartie de Sonya Djemni-Wagner lorsque ma condamnation canadienne a été adaptée au droit français en aggravant cette dernière.

La jeune substitut du procureur de Bobigny qu’elle était m’a envoyé à la tête cette phrase de véritable Ponce Pilate: « Je réclame 20 ans, vous n’aurez qu’à demander la ‘grâce présidentielle‘! »

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières narco-news au 29 avril 2022

Panola County Men Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Crimes

April 28, 2022

TYLER, TX – Three brothers and another man, all from Carthage, have 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. Lavara Geray Hinton…

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Woman Admits To Trafficking Over $1M in Crystal Meth and Black Tar Heroin

April 28, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A 27-year-old Mission woman has pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute more than 31 kilograms of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Cristina Inez Marquez pleaded guilty to knowingly transporting…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to Prevent Addiction and Reduce Overdose Deaths

April 28, 2022

SAN DIEGO– The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Richland Physician Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Medically Unnecessary Fentanyl Patches, Opioid Pills and Other Controlled Substances

April 28, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. – Senior U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea has sentenced Dr. Janet Sue Arnold, age 63, of Benton City, Washington, to 48 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute opioid pain medications and other controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose…

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DEA Chicago Suspends Registration of Suburban Chicago Pharmacy

April 28, 2022

CHICAGO – Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – Chicago Division, announced that on April 27, 2022, DEA Chicago Diversion Investigators delivered an Immediate Suspension Order to Evergreen Park Pharmacy, located at 2850 W. 95th Street, Suite 100, Evergreen Park, Illinois, suspending its DEA…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 28, 2022

PHILADELPHIA – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Local Man Indicted For Trafficking Multiple Narcotics

April 27, 2022

Corpus Christi, TX – A Corpus Christi man is facing up to 40 years in prison for his alleged role in several narcotics offenses, being a felon in possession firearms and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel…

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Convicted Felon on Supervised Release Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

April 27, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Charles Jones, 49, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The…

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Boise Woman Sentenced for Trafficking Methamphetamine

April 27, 2022

BOISE, Idaho – A Boise woman was sentenced to 125 months in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it to others. According to court records, in April 2019, Angelina Ruth Bustamonte was stopped by police for a traffic violation. During the investigation, a drug detecting canine…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 27, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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Six Arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Heroin in Bakersfield

April 27, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Six people were arrested in Kern County today following a year-long investigation of a Bakersfield-based drug trafficking organization that distributed methamphetamine and heroin. The defendants are scheduled to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on Wednesday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. Those…

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DEA Arizona holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction & reduce overdose deaths

April 27, 2022

PHOENIX – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Phoenix Field Division, which serves the State of Arizona, will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000…

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Taunton Man Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking

April 27, 2022

BOSTON – A Taunton man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Gino Romano, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised release. On Jan…

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Dunkirk Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Charge

April 27, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross and Special Agent in Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division announced today that Hector Santos-Morales, 32, of Dunkirk, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and to distribute, 500 grams or more…

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15 People Convicted in $11M Cartel Drug Conspiracy

April 27, 2022

LAREDO, TX – Several individuals residing in South Texas and Mexico have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to transport large quantities of marijuana for Cartel del Noreste (CDN), announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B…

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Boston Area Fentanyl And Cocaine Supplier Sentenced

April 27, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston-based fentanyl and cocaine supplier was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Jose Perez Felix, a/k/a “Eugenio Piedraita-Rivera,” “Roberto Patricio Ramirez,” “Grande,” 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 87 months in prison…

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New Haven Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution and Gun Possession Offenses

April 26, 2022

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Leonard C. Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Joel Martinez, Jr., 23, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today in Hartford, Connecticut, federal court to narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses. According to court documents and statements made in court, on September…

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Former El Paso Physician Agrees to Pay $350,000 to Resolve Allegations

April 25, 2022

EL PASO, Texas – Dr. Herbert Nassour, a former physician in El Paso, has agreed to pay $350,000 under a civil settlement to resolve allegations he violated certain provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Dr. Nassour was a physician registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to prescribe and…

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Final Han Gil Defendant Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

April 25, 2022

DALLAS — The final defendant in the Han Gil drug trafficking case was sentenced today to 40 years in federal prison, announced DEA Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez. In June 2021, after seven days of trial, a jury convicted Bryan Reshad Hill, 39, of conspiracy to distribute heroin…

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Vallejo Men Sentenced to Prison for Robbery and Assault of Federal Officer

April 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rafael Ruiz, 34, and Edgar Torres, 35, of Vallejo, California, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to 13 and 10 years in prison respectively for their involvement in the armed robbery of a federal agent during an undercover drug deal. The sentencing was…

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Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Distribution in Magic Valley

April 25, 2022

BOISE – A Jerome man was sentenced to federal prison for distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court records, Jose Luis Rodriguez-Landeros, 40, a Mexican national living in Jerome, was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Magic Valley. Using a confidential informant, officers purchased…

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Two Naturopaths Agree to Pay $32,000 in Civil Penalties For Improper Prescription of Opioids and Controlled Substances

April 25, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash.– Dr. Jacqueline Thomas, N.D., an East Wenatchee-based naturopathic doctor, and Dr. Rebecka Hoppins, an Edmonds-based naturopathic doctor, have each agreed to pay $16,500 to resolve allegations under the Controlled Substances Act that they improperly prescribed controlled substances. The Controlled Substances Act regulates certain drugs deemed to pose a…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 25, 2022

DALLAS, TX – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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Newly Appointed Head of DEA New York Division Reports for Duty

April 25, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – On April 25, 2022, Frank A. Tarentino III reported to the Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division as the Special Agent in Charge. As Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division, he leads nearly 800 people throughout the State of New York and manages…

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Indicted Man Accused of Being Part of Drug Trafficking Organization

April 25, 2022

PHOENIX – Luis Ronaldo Nieblas-Beltran has been indicted on one count Conspiracy, one count Illegally Conducting an enterprise, one count Sale Or Transportation For Sale Of A Narcotic Drug (Fentanyl to wit: powder) In An Amount Over The Statutory Threshold, one count of Possession Of A Narcotic Drug (Fentanyl to…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Trafficking

April 22, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Justin W. Collins, 42, of Galva, Illinois, was sentenced on April 18, 2022, to 15 years’ imprisonment for possession of…

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Seven People Charged in Augusta-Area Drug Trafficking Operation

April 22, 2022

AUGUSTA, GA – Seven people have been indicted on charges related to a major methamphetamine-trafficking organization blamed for at least one overdose death. As described in the newly unsealed indictment in USA v. Wheatley et. al, the investigation in Operation Wheat Fields dates back to early 2018 and includes allegations…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

NEWARK, N.J. – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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Mexican Posse Gang Members Sentenced to Federal Prison for Narcotics Trafficking

April 22, 2022

MILWAUKEE – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on April 21, 2022, U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller sentenced two Milwaukee men, both of whom identified as Mexican Posse gang members…

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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 5 Years for Cocaine Conspiracy

April 22, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Karlett Salazar Zagal, 23, a citizen of Mexico living in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today by U.S…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 110 Months for Drug Offense

April 22, 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 James J. Goheen III, 39, of Fort Wayne, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady, on…

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DEA Columbia Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Atlanta Division, which includes the state of South Carolina, will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on NEXT Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than…

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DEA Raleigh Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

RALEIGH, NC– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Atlanta Division, which includes the state of North Carolina, will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on NEXT Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than…

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DEA Charlotte Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

CHARLOTTE, NC– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Atlanta Division, which includes the state of North Carolina, will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on NEXT Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than…

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DEA Atlanta Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 22, 2022

ATLANTA, GA– The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Atlanta Division will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on NEXT Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. During DEA’s…

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Couple Who Murdered Government Witness Sentenced to Life in Prison

April 21, 2022

OCALA, Fla. – Senior United States District Judge John Antoon II has sentenced David Chappell Fey (57, Belleview) and Shari Lynn Gunter (58, Ocklawaha) to life imprisonment for murdering a government witness. Fey and Gunter were found guilty by a federal jury following a joint trial in December 2021. The…

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Three Men Charged in Conspiracy to Distribute Millions of Fentanyl Pills

April 21, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Patrick Silfrain (40, Winter Garden), aka “Prada,” “Haitian Pat,” Kevin Jean-Gilles (39, Orlando), aka “G,” “Cole,” “Darren Tai,” “Vincent DiPietro,” and Jean Kesnor Choisil (50, Ocoee) with conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, or dispense, or…

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Houston County Pair Indicted for Solicitation of Murder

April 21, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Grapeland man and woman with federal solicitation of murder violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas Eduardo A. Chávez who oversees the Tyler Resident Office. Reynaldo Campos, Jr., 44…

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Houston Man Sentenced for East Texas Drug Trafficking

April 21, 2022

BEAUMONT, TX – A Houston 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. Fernando Perez-Gomez, 36, was convicted at trial on…

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Houston County Pair Indicted for Solicitation of Murder

April 21, 2022

TYLER, TX – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Grapeland man and woman with federal solicitation of murder 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. Reynaldo…

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Berkeley Duo Charged with Conspiracy to Sell and Sales of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine in the Tenderloin

April 21, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – David Ordonez and Juan Carlos Hernandez-Ordonez appeared in United States District Court today to face federal charges of conspiring to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and of distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M…

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Woonsocket Drug Runner Sentenced to Federal Prison

April 21, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Woonsocket woman who acted as a runner for two men convicted of brokering drug deals and supplying fentanyl and crack cocaine has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Natalie Cassidy, 28, pleaded guilty on…

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Greenville Woman Sentenced to More Than 10 Years in Oxycodone Conspiracy

April 21, 2022

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Keowsha Golden, 36, of Greenville, was sentenced to more than 1o years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Evidence presented to the Court showed that Golden obtained prescription paper and then forged physician information to write prescriptions for 30 milligram oxycodone…

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Georgia Fugitive Sentenced to 13 Years for Drug Trafficking

April 21, 2022

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Today, Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced James Julius Lumpkin, of Sevierville, Tennessee, to 156 months in prison and five years of supervised release for drug trafficking, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. Attorney King is joined in…

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Four Defendants Await Sentencing After Pleading Guilty to Roles in Operation of Industrial-Level Pill Production

April 21, 2022

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Four defendants are awaiting sentencing after admitting they participated in an operation that used pill presses to package and distribute illegal drugs. Albert Bynoe, a/k/a “Chino,” a/k/a “Bossman Chino,” 35, of Decatur, Ga., awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute, and…

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Warren County Man Indicted on Charges Including Machine Gun Possession, Methamphetamine Trafficking

April 21, 2022

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A Warren County man has been indicted on charges including illegally possessing a machine gun and trafficking methamphetamine. Kevin Shawn McGahee, 47, of Stapleton, Ga, is charged in a newly unsealed indictment with Possession with Intent to Distribute Five or More Grams of Methamphetamine; Possession of a…

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President Biden Releases National Drug Control Strategy to Save Lives, Expand Treatment, and Disrupt Trafficking

April 21, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden sent his Administration’s inaugural National Drug Control Strategy to Congress at a time when drug overdoses have reached a record high. The Strategy delivers on the call to action in President Biden’s Unity Agenda through a whole-of-government approach to beat the overdose epidemic…

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Federal Indictment Returned Against Former State Correctional Officers for Drug-Related Offenses

April 21, 2022

FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA — A federal grand jury in Florence has returned an indictment in connection with drug-related charges against two former correctional officers with the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC). Specifically, Joseph Corey Bailey, Jr., 29, and Xavier Kaseem Capers, 28, both of Ridgeland, were charged with conspiring…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Attempted Cocaine Trafficking

April 21, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., announced that a central Illinois man has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for attempting to traffic cocaine in Chicago. A jury last year convicted Tekoa Q. Tinch…

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Local Santa Rosa Lima Cartel Cell Head Sentenced for Drug Crimes, Money Laundering

April 21, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A local Dallas cell head who worked with the Santa Rosa Lima Drug Cartel and other Mexico-based drug trafficking organizations was sentenced Wednesday to more than 16 years in federal prison, announced Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez Carlos Espinoza Juarez, a 33-year-old Mexican national, pleaded…

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Local Santa Rosa Lima Cartel Cell Head Sentenced for Drug Crimes, Money Laundering

April 21, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A local Dallas cell head who worked with the Santa Rosa Lima Drug Cartel and other Mexico-based drug trafficking organizations was sentenced Wednesday to more than 16 years in federal prison, announced Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez Carlos Espinoza Juarez, a 33-year-old Mexican national, pleaded…

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Meth Trafficking

April 20, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that David Shamont Lindsey, 38, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 12 years in…

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Arizona Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Fentanyl Charges

April 20, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jason Jordan, 36, Mesa, Arizona, was sentenced on April 19, 2022, by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to eight…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 20, 2022

SEATTLE– The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help prevent…

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Hartford Man Charged With Drug And Gun Offenses

April 19, 2022

HARTFORD, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment charging TRAEVAUGHNN MORRISON, 26, of Hartford, with…

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Supervisor Of Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

April 19, 2022

BOSTON – A supervisor of a Boston-area drug trafficking organization (DTO) pleaded guilty today to his role in a cocaine and cocaine base (crack cocaine) trafficking conspiracy. Arthur Hodges, 36, formerly of Brighton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. U.S…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 19, 2022

MIAMI – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Man Indicted After Search Warrant Uncovers 317 Pounds of Meth in Home

April 19, 2022

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Camilo Urquiza Sanchez has been indicted on one count conspiracy, one count Illegally conducting an enterprise, and one count possession of a dangerous drug (methamphetamine) for sale. On March 10, 2022, law enforcement served a search warrant at Sanchez’ home…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 19, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl in Bakersfield

April 18, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Jesus Adrian Pena-Gamez, 33, a Mexican national unlawfully residing in Bakersfield, was sentenced today to five years and three months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced…

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Minnesota Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Cocaine Trafficking

April 18, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Lashawn M. Bennett, 50, St. Paul, Minnesota, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 10 years…

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San Fernando Valley Man Who Sold Counterfeit Prescription Pills Containing Fentanyl Admits Causing Overdose Death of U.S. Marine

April 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES – A Sylmar man pleaded guilty this afternoon to two federal drug trafficking offenses, one of which stemmed from a 2020 transaction in which he sold bogus oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that caused a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton to suffer a fatal overdose. Gustavo Jaciel…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 15, 2022

EL PASO – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 15, 2022

CHICAGO – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Trafficking Meth Leads to 8 Years in Prison

April 14, 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Columbia, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for methamphetamine trafficking after she received a large package of methamphetamine shipped from California to distribute locally. Cassiopeia Marie Blaise, 37, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to eight years in federal prison…

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Ed Buck Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

April 14, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Edward Buck, a businessman and long-time figure of West Hollywood politics, was sentenced today to 360 months in federal prison for providing fatal doses of methamphetamine to two men who died at his apartment after he injected them with the drug. Buck, 67, was sentenced by United…

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Jury Finds Tulsa Man Guilty of Drug, Gun Charges

April 14, 2022

DALLAS, TX – A cocaine trafficker from Tulsa was convicted at trial of drug and gun charges, announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Dallas Field Division. After three days of trial and seven hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Dallas found Roberto Chairez, 33, guilty…

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DEA Holds 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths

April 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. “Disposing of unneeded medications can help…

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Two Utica Men Plead Guilty to Fentanyl Conspiracy and Firearms Charges

April 14, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Daequon D. Perkins, 25, and Mark W. Baker, 44, both of Utica, New York, pled guilty today for their participation in a fentanyl conspiracy. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, New York State Police Superintendent Kevin…

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Ulster County Dentist Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Acquiring and Obtaining Oxycodone

April 14, 2022

ALBANY, N.Y. – Vivian Letizia, age 63, of Stone Ridge, New York, pled guilty today to acquiring and obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, deception, or subterfuge. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S…

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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Distribute Drugs

April 14, 2022

McAllen, TX – A 47 year-old non-U.S. citizen illegally residing in Donna has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possession with intent to distribute five kilograms of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B…

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DEA & MPD Issue Public Safety Alert on Mass Overdose Events Across D.C. Metro Area

April 14, 2022

Washington, D.C., — Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Washington Division & the Metropolitan Police Department issued a Public Safety Alert warning residents in the D.C. metropolitan area of the alarming increase in fentanyl-related mass overdose events across the city. The Public Safety Alert seeks to raise public awareness of…

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Boston Man Sentenced For Role In Wide-Ranging Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

April 14, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a wide-ranging cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Luis Mejia Guerrero, 61, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 37 months in prison and two years of supervised release. On Dec. 6…

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Principal Supplier And Drug Distributor Of Two Boston-Area Cocaine Trafficking Rings Pleads Guilty

April 14, 2022

BOSTON – The main supplier and drug distributor of two Boston-area drug trafficking organizations (DTO) pleaded guilty yesterday to cocaine trafficking conspiracy. Kenji Drayton, 41, of Boston, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute…

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Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced To More Than 8 Years In Federal Prison

April 14, 2022

Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PEDRO RIVERA, 50, last residing in St. Cloud, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 100 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking…

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Fort Stockton Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm and Drug Charges

April 13, 2022

ALPINE – A Fort Stockton man pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing methamphetamine. According to court records, on December 5, 2021, Tristian William Zly, 27, was observed in a heated argument with a female inside his vehicle while parked outside a residence…

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Man Involved in Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Prison

April 13, 2022

PHOENIX, AZ – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Vidal Sillas-Burgos, aka Guero, was sentenced to prison on April 7 for his involvement in a drug trafficking organization. On June 21, 2021, police concluded an 18-month-long investigation involving Sillas-Burgos. Sillas-Burgos was responsible for directing individuals in the transportation and distribution of…

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Waterbury Heroin Distributor Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison

April 13, 2022

WATERBURY, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KEON COUNCIL, 44, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin. According to…

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Buffalo Man Going to Prison for 10 Years for Selling Fentanyl that Led to a Death

April 12, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Octavio Cruz, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, butyryl fentanyl, was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremiah…

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Atlantic County Man Admits Role in Drug Distribution Scheme

April 12, 2022

CAMDEN, 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 that an Atlantic County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a drug distribution scheme. Ricardo Clavijo, 40..

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Meth Dealing and Money Laundering Results in 17 Years of Prison

April 11, 2022

BENTON, Ill. – Martin Cooper, 31, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced to 210 months in prison on April 7, 2022, for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and money laundering. The offenses occurred in St. Clair County and throughout the Southern District of Illinois. Cooper pleaded…

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Operation Engage Spokane: Several Large-Scale Distributors of Counterfeit Pills Charged in Federal Court

April 11, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington, recently launched Operation Engage Spokane, which is a comprehensive community-level approach for addressing the drug epidemic – focusing on fentanyl distribution – through prevention strategies, facilitating conversations, and collaboration…

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Kennewick WA Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Federal Prison

April 11, 2022

YAKIMA, Wash. – Chief U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian has sentenced Jesus B. Zavala-Alvarez, 28, of Kennewick, Washington, to 135 months in federal prison for his role in guarding a stash house, where the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized over 8 pounds of methamphetamine, 64 ounces of liquid methamphetamine and…

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Fairbanks Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

April 11, 2022

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – A Fairbanks man was sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release for distributing counterfeit pills containing fentanyl resulting in the death of another individual. In issuing the sentence, U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline noted that the 21-year-old victim had his…

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Suburban Chicago Man Indicted on Cocaine Trafficking, Illegal Gun Possession Charges

April 11, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, 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 that a federal grand jury has indicted a suburban Chicago man for allegedly trafficking cocaine and illegally possessing a loaded handgun. An…

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Jamestown Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

April 11, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Antasia Babcock, 28, of Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 100 grams or more of acetyl fentanyl; 50 grams or more of…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 420 Months for Gun, Drug Offenses

April 11, 2022

FORT WAYNE, 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 Torrence Larry, 44, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced on April 8, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge…

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Indiana Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Meth, Cocaine Trafficking

April 11, 2022

SOUTH BEND, 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 Saul Leal, 25, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced, on April 8, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge…

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Two Leaders of Violent Puerto Rico Drug Cartel Convicted at Trial

April 08, 2022

NEW YORK CITY – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the conviction of Julio Marquez-Alejandro, a/k/a “Chino,” and Luis Blondet for racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, murder while engaged in a drug crime, and murder through the use of…

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Upland Man Arrested on Indictment Alleging He Distributed Fentanyl to Victim Who Soon Afterward Died from Overdose

April 08, 2022

LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County man was arrested today on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges he sold fentanyl to a woman last year who soon afterward suffered a fatal overdose from the powerful synthetic opioid. John Biagianti, 31, of Upland, was arrested this morning at his…

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Georgia Cocaine Trafficker and Money Launderer Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

April 08, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell handed down a 30-year sentence to the leader of a drug and money laundering organization operating across the Carolinas, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. In addition to the prison term imposed, U.S…

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Gang Member Involved In Bridgeport Courthouse Shooting Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Prison

April 08, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – LAHEEM JONES, also known as “Heemie,” 27, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 190 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his participation in gang-related drug trafficking and violence, including a shooting in…

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Lawrence Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Trafficking

April 08, 2022

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for drug trafficking charges involving fentanyl. Fabio Yunior Moreta Borge, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 57 months in prison and two years of supervised release. On Oct. 7, 2021, Moreta…

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North Providence Man Admits to Wire Fraud, Theft of Government Funds

April 08, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A North Providence man who lives and works in Rhode Island today admitted that he filed COVID-relief unemployment applications in at least two other states, collecting more than $20,000 in benefits he was not entitled to receive, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha and Rhode Island…

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Providence Man Sentenced to Federal Prison on Firearm, Transportation of Stolen Property Charges

April 08, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Providence man who admitted to being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and with participating in a conspiracy to transport stolen recreation vehicles into Rhode Island was sentenced on Wednesday to thirty-seven months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. On…

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Dominican National Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking, Firearm, Illegal Reentry

April 08, 2022

PROVIDENCE, RI – A Dominican national living in Providence faces sentencing in U.S. District Court and deportation proceedings after pleading guilty today to drug trafficking, firearm, and illegal reentry charges, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha. Stevens Morales-Rivera, 46, who previously identified himself using several aliases, pleaded guilty to…

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Convicted Felon Going to Prison on Methamphetamine Charge Involving a Death

April 07, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. –U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jason Yelder, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, was sentenced to serve 135 months in prison and eight years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J…

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Phoenix Man Charged After 150,000 Suspected Fentanyl Pills & Other Drugs Seized from Apartment

April 07, 2022

PHOENIX – Jesus Osvaldo Aguilar Rosas, 20, of Phoenix, Arizona, was charged by criminal complaint with four counts of possession of controlled substances for distribution. Aguilar was arrested on April 5 and had his initial appearance in federal court today. The complaint alleges four violations of United States law related…

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Repeat Offenders Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Meth

April 07, 2022

MACON, Ga. – Two co-defendants with criminal histories who attempted to out-run deputies during an evening high-speed motorcycle chase with nearly three kilograms of methamphetamine in their possession—resulting in injuries to three law enforcement officers—have been sentenced to federal prison for distribution. John Terrell Johnson, 34, of Jackson, Georgia, was…

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DEA and Kansas Law Enforcement Partners Join Together to Find Drug Traffickers behind Overdoses

April 07, 2022

TOPEKA, Kans. – The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division announced today an intelligence data-driven operation with local law enforcement partners in northeast Kansas to address the alarming increase in overdose events caused by counterfeit pills with fentanyl. Statistics collected about overdoses and overdose deaths in the region indicated shortcomings…

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Bridgeport Man Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearms

April 07, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that REYS ALFREDO VASQUEZ, 30, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 42 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms…

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Putnam Man Sentenced To Prison For Federal Firearm Offense

April 06, 2022

PUTNAM, Conn. – Leonard C. Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Nicholas Schneider, 32, of Putnam, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam in New Haven, Connecticut, to six months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for a…

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Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Overdose Death

April 06, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Xavier Robledo was sentenced in federal court today to 96 months in prison for distributing fentanyl that caused overdoses in two people and killed one, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon and United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds. The sentence…

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DEA Warns of Increase in Mass-Overdose Events Involving Deadly Fentanyl

April 06, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration sent a letter to federal, state, and local law enforcement partners warning of a nationwide spike in fentanyl-related mass-overdose events. Administrator Anne Milgram outlined the current threat and offered DEA support to law enforcement officers responding to these tragic incidents. “Fentanyl is killing..

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A Third Corpus Christi Rapper Pleads Guilty in Drug Scheme

April 05, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A third individual has admitted his guilt in a large-scale narcotics distribution operation involving multiple properties throughout Corpus Christi, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Javon Hicks aka “Drank Nitti Kasino,” 40…

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Prisma Health Midlands to Pay $1 Million to Resolve Alleged Controlled Substance Act Violations

April 05, 2022

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — Prisma Health Midlands (“Prisma”) has agreed to pay a record $1 million to resolve allegations that it committed recordkeeping and dispensing violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). These requirements are designed to prevent the diversion of controlled substances. This civil settlement includes a memorandum of…

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Cartel Traffickers Sentenced For Multi-kilogram Drug Conspiracy

April 04, 2022

LAREDO, TX – A total of 10 Mexican nationals and associates of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion have been ordered to federal prison for their roles in a conspiracy involving the importation of crystal meth, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux…

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Providence Man Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Federal Prison on Drug and Firearm Charges

April 04, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Providence man previously convicted and incarcerated on drug trafficking charges today was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison on additional and unrelated drug trafficking and firearm charges brought as the result of a Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation, announced United States Attorney Zachary A…

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Two Idaho Men Enter Guilty Pleas to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

April 02, 2022

POCATELLO – A Murtaugh man and a Pocatello man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Between January 1 and March 24, 2021, Antonio Verduzco-Arreola, 40, of Murtaugh, and Joseph Alexander Huber, 35, of Pocatello, entered into an agreement to distribute controlled substances in the Pocatello area. On…

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Oakland Resident Charged with Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Sales in Tenderloin

April 01, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Jose Alvarado appeared in United States District Court today to face federal charges for the distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon. According to allegations…

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Chicago Man Sentenced to 2 Years for Attempting to Possess Fentanyl for Distribution

April 01, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Antonio Dillard, 63, Chicago, pleaded guilty and was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to…

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MS-13 Leader Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiring to Commit Multiple Murders

April 01, 2022

GREENBELT, MD – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced El Salvadorian national Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, a/k/a “Reaper,” age 41, of Long Branch, New Jersey today to life in prison for conspiring to participate in La Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal enterprise also known as MS-13 and for conspiracy to…

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Wisconsin Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Federal Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

April 01, 2022

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and U.S. Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on March 31, 2022, Luis A. Morales, 41, the former owner of Mr. Taco and Savor Food & Spirits, was…

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Federal Jury Convicts Minnesota Man for Distributing Fentanyl that Caused 11 Overdose Deaths

April 01, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A federal jury found a Hopkins, Minnesota man guilty of distributing controlled substances, including fentanyl, which resulted in the deaths of 11 people and caused serious bodily injury to four people, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. Following a 10-day jury trial, Aaron Rhy Broussard, 31…

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“M30 King of Fresno” and 17 Members of His Drug Trafficking Ring Charged

April 01, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Tatum King announced the results of an investigation into fentanyl-related overdoses in the Fresno area, which resulted in charges against of a total of 18 drug traffickers, charging them with trafficking fentanyl powder, fentanyl..

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Selling Meth, Cocaine, Heroin Results in 33 Years in Prison

March 31, 2022

BENTON, Ill. – Eugene Falls, 42, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on March 31, 2022, to 405 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine; attempted possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of heroin; and money laundering…

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Narcotics Dealer Arrested in Connection with Multiple Overdose Deaths

March 31, 2022

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Tim Foley, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Kirk Imperati, the Acting Sheriff of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, announced today the…

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Narcotics Investigation Leads to Indictment of Six Members of Poly-Drug Distribution Network

March 31, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A drug investigation led by the Western District’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) has resulted in the indictment of six members of a poly-drug trafficking organization (DTO), announced United States Attorney Dena J. King. Brian Mein, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau…

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12 Methamphetamine Traffickers Arrested in Brownfield, Lamesa Drug Bust

March 30, 2022

DALLAS, TX – Twelve alleged drug traffickers were arrested Wednesday in Operation Tormenta De Arena (“Sandstorm”), announced Eduardo A. Chávez, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Dallas Field Division During the bust in Lubbock, Brownfield, and Lamesa, DEA agents and their law enforcement partners also seized roughly 27 pounds…

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Liverpool Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Firearm Crimes

March 30, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— Dionel Hall, 42, of Liverpool, New York, pled guilty today to possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime, and unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Timothy Foley, Acting Special Agent…

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Baxley, Ga., Woman Gets Maximum Sentence for Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

March 30, 2022

BRUNSWICK, GA – An Appling County woman has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Linda Timblin, 48, of Baxley, Ga., was sentenced to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, said David H. Estes…

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 112 Months for Meth Trafficking

March 30, 2022

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Christopher P. Shultz, 50, of Monmouth, Illinois, was sentenced on March 29, 2022, to 112 months’ imprisonment, to be…

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Chula Vista Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl-Laced Pills that Caused Overdose Death of 20-Year-Old

March 29, 2022

SAN DIEGO –Jonathan Mefford was sentenced in federal court today to 190 months in prison for selling fentanyl-laced pills that caused the death of a 20-year-old Chula Vista man, identified in court records as J.P., in October of 2018, and for distributing multi-pound level quantities of methamphetamine in Kansas. Mefford…

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DEA Launches Operation Engage Spokane to Target Fentanyl

March 29, 2022

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

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Peabody Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Drugs Laced with Fentanyl

March 29, 2022

BOSTON – A Peabody man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to participating in a conspiracy that distributed fentanyl and drugs laced with fentanyl. Francisco Tavarez, a/k/a “Jose,” 25, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to…

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St. Louis Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Providing Information that Led to Murders and Violence

March 28, 2022

ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey sentenced Charles “Man Man” Thompson to 45 years in prison today. The 35-year-old St. Louis resident pleaded guilty in January 2020 to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine; three counts of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking…

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Las Cruces psychiatrist pleads guilty to unlawfully prescribing opioids

March 28, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Mark Beale, 75, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, pleaded guilty on March 25 in federal court to unlawful dispensing and distributing of a schedule II controlled substance. Beale will remain on conditions of release pending sentencing. A federal grand jury indicted Beale on June 23, 2021. According…

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Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

March 28, 2022

BURLINGTON, Vt.- The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Ramzi Kori, 21, of Burlington, Vermont, was sentenced today to serve three years in prison after his convictions for possession with intent to distribute heroin and for being a felon in possession of a…

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Suburban Chicago Man Convicted of Laundering Drug Proceeds for Mexican Traffickers

March 28, 2022

CHICAGO — Robert Bell, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr., of the Northern District of Illinois, announced that a federal jury has convicted a suburban Chicago man of laundering illegal narcotics proceeds on behalf of drug traffickers in…

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Indiana Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 106 Months in Prison

March 28, 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Alfred A. Cooke, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Joseph Blair, Jr., 30 years old, of South Bend, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading…

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Phoenix Man Sentenced for Mailing Meth and Money Laundering

March 25, 2022

BENTON, Ill. – Jose Angulo, 51, of Phoenix, was sentenced on March 24, 2022, to 30 years for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, money laundering, and distribution of methamphetamine. Evidence demonstrated that between 2018 through November of 2019, Angulo was responsible for shipping more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine to the…

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Missouri Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Meth Organization

March 25, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A West Plains, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in Howell, Greene, and Texas counties. Luis Ortiz Rodriguez, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years and 10…

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Two Men Face Federal Drug Charges After Multi-Agency Enforcement Operation at Rutland Motel

March 25, 2022

RUTLAND, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that Daniel Ruiz, 34, of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Joel Ivan Caquias Aviles, 21, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, were arrested Wednesday evening and charged yesterday by criminal complaint with Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances. Both..

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Winooski Woman Charged with Distribution of Methamphetamine

March 25, 2022

WINOOSKI, Vt. – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced today that Julie Overfield, 62, of Winooski, Vermont was arrested Wednesday during the execution of a search warrant at her residence. Overfield was charged by criminal complaint with Distribution of Methamphetamine. Overfield is scheduled…

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Four Arrested for Alleged Drug Trafficking in Las Vegas

March 25, 2022

LAS VEGAS – On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Las Vegas District Office, DEA Fresno Resident Office and the Tulare County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program concluded a multiple month-long investigation of a major narcotic trafficking organization with the arrest of four…

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Houston Man Found Guilty for Possessing 100 Kilograms of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

March 25, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that a federal jury returned a guilty verdict on March 23, 2022, against Muhammad Usama, 25, of Houston, for knowingly possessing…

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Mexican Citizen Sentenced to 4 Years for Trafficking Meth through Wisconsin

March 25, 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 Jose A. Mendoza-Cortez, 32, a citizen of Mexico found in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, was sentenced on March 24, 2022…

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Illinois Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

March 25, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Demarco E. Washington, 43, of Peoria, was sentenced on March 24, 2022, to 12 years in prison, to be…

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Arlington Doctor Sentenced to 12 Years in Pill Mill Case

March 25, 2022

DALLAS, TX- An Arlington physician has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for fraud and drug crimes, announced DEA Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez. In July 2021, a federal jury convicted physician Clinton Battle, 69, of one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one…

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Assassin for Mexican Cartel Sentenced to Life in Prison

March 24, 2022

EL PASO – A Mexican national was sentenced today to life in prison and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine for his role in the Sinaloa Cartel’s operations. According to court documents, Mario Iglesias-Villegas, aka “Dos,” “El 2,” “Delta,” “Parka,” “Grim Reaper,” 37, of Villa Ahumada, became a member of…

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Federal Jury Convicts Buffalo Man of Murder and Causing a Heroin Overdose that Led to a Death

March 24, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. –U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that following a four-week week trial, a federal jury has convicted Donte Walker, a/k/a Slim, 30, of Buffalo, NY, of multiple charges including murder while engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise and narcotics conspiracy, tampering with a witness, discharge of firearms…

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Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Wholesale Quantities Of Cocaine

March 24, 2022

BOSTON – A Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to trafficking cocaine as part of a larger drug trafficking conspiracy. Russell Hankerson, 40 of Boston, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns…

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Chicopee Business Man Sentenced In Cocaine And Heroin Conspiracy Sourced From Mexico

March 24, 2022

BOSTON – A Chicopee businessman and the former owner and operator of TWC Auto Body in Holyoke was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield for his role in a cocaine and heroin conspiracy. Jamil Roman, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to seven months…

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Bridgeport Gang Member Involved In Courthouse Shootings Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison

March 24, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn – DIOMIE BLACKWELL, also known as “Yamo,” 25, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 180 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in gang-related shootings, including a shooting in front of a state…

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Head of the Gulf Cartel Jose Alfredo Cardenas-Martinez Indicted

March 24, 2022

BROWNSVILLE, TX – Jose Alfredo Cardenas-Martinez aka El Contador has been indicted in the Southern District of Texas on various charges related to his position as the head of the Cardenas family drug trafficking operation known as the Cartel del Golfo, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge…

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Three Texas Residents Sent to Prison for Attempted Meth Distribution

March 24, 2022

LAREDO, TX – Three Texas residents have been ordered to federal prison following their convictions of conspiracy to transport 30.1 kilograms of pure meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Jose Ramon Garcia, 41, and Jorge Armando Lozano, 39, both…

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Siskiyou Man Convicted of Bribery of a Public Official, Conspiracy to Commit Bribery, and Manufacturing More than 100 Marijuana Plants

March 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On March 18, 2022, a federal jury convicted Chi Meng Yang, 36, of Montague, of bribery of a public official, conspiracy to commit bribery, and manufacturing more than 100 marijuana plants, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon…

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Wisconsin Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

March 24, 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 Saige T. Marten, 29, Boyd, Wisconsin, was sentenced on March 23 by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to eight…

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Operation Chopping Block: Two Alleged Gang Members Indicted for Selling 33 Firearms to Undercover Officer

March 24, 2022

BRONX, N.Y. – Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, New York City Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell, Drug Enforcement Administration New York Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Tim Foley, and Homeland Security Investigations New York Acting Special Agent in Charge Ricky J. Patel today announced that two Bronx men…

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Illinois Meth Dealer Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison

March 24, 2022

PEORIA, Ill. – Todd C. Smith, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago, and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Harris of the Central District of Illinois announced that Sean E. Ward, 49, of Pekin, Illinois, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison, to be followed by five years…

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Cocaine Trafficking and Gun Crimes

March 24, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy M. O’Shea, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Andre L. McClinton, 50, of Madison, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 108 months in…

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Two Trenton Men Indicted for Fentanyl Conspiracy

March 24, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two Trenton, Missouri, men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Grundy County, Mo., and elsewhere. Troy Lee Palmer, 24, and Dallas W. Hughs, 26, were charged in a six-count indictment returned under seal by…

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Phoenix Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Selling Fentanyl that Led to Woman’s Death

March 24, 2022

PHOENIX – Reyes Luis Holguin, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona, agreed this week to pay $6,103 in restitution to the family of a young mother whose life was taken by fentanyl she bought from Holguin in August 2019. In December 2021, U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich sentenced Holguin to 10…

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Six Indicted In Northern New England Fentanyl Trafficking Operation

March 24, 2022

BOSTON – Six individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a fentanyl trafficking operation that spanned across northern New England. Randell Starlin Medina Rodriguez, 26, of Andover, Mass.; Williams Colon Sanchez, 26, or Lawrence, Mass.; Douglas Morris, 31, of Bangor, Maine; Robert Rodriguez Jr., 48…

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DNRED 🇫🇷 (Direction nationale du renseignement et des enquêtes douanières) : un peu de précisions sur ce service de renseignement

C’est un service à compétence nationale rattaché à la Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects qui est chargée de mettre en œuvre, sur l’ensemble du territoire, la politique du renseignement, des contrôles et de la lutte contre la délinquance douanière organisée.

Service de constatation douanière de premier plan visant le haut spectre, la DNRED est également un service de renseignement du premier cercle.

Elle constitue à cet égard une direction originale, forte de sa double culture, dotée de pouvoirs et de moyens d’actions puissants et variés, intervenant dans plusieurs cadres légaux, en constante évolution. Elle doit faire preuve, à ce titre, d’une capacité d’adaptation permanente pour relever les nombreux défis juridiques soulevés à la fois par ses activités opérationnelles classiques de service douanier et son rôle de service du renseignement.

Le droit douanier a connu de fortes évolutions au cours des dernières années marquées par l’élargissement des pouvoirs d’enquête dévolus aux agents des douanes, notamment aux agents de la DNRED et le renforcement de l’encadrement de la mise en œuvre de ces pouvoirs, conditionnée par l’information préalable ou l’autorisation de l’autorité judiciaire.

Le code des douanes permet désormais aux agents de la DNRED, sous le contrôle de l’autorité judiciaire et sous couvert d’habilitations spéciales, de déployer des techniques spéciales d’enquêtes particulièrement utiles en matière de lutte contre la criminalité organisée : livraisons surveillées, infiltrations, surveillances transfrontalières, enquête sous pseudonyme sur le web et le darkweb, coup d’achat, géolocalisation des véhicules et des téléphones, « ouverture-frontière », substitution à l’opérateur de fret postal pour la livraison des colis contenant des marchandises de fraude. Tout au long de l’enquête douanière, les agents doivent anticiper la possible judiciarisation de leurs dossiers, en approchant au plus près d’une procédure purgée de tout risque de nullité et en déployant une stratégie compatible avec les poursuites décidées par l’autorité judiciaire.

Douanier avant tout, l’agent de la DNRED doit donc parfaitement maîtriser les outils juridiques à sa disposition et leur cadre d’utilisation, au code des douanes. Mais l’agent de la DNRED est également un agent appartenant à la communauté du renseignement du premier cercle, ce qui lui confère des obligations, des droits et des pouvoirs.

Issu de la loi du 24 juillet 2015, le droit du renseignement est l’aboutissement d’un long processus de légalisation de ces activités qui a eu la vertu de donner aux services, dont les actions étaient non pas illégales mais plutôt a-légales, une assise juridique et des garanties nécessaires. Ce droit leur permet de mettre en œuvre des techniques de renseignement particulièrement intrusives, sur autorisation du Premier ministre après avis de la commission nationale de contrôle des techniques de renseignement (CNCTR).

Depuis 2015, de nombreux textes sont venus compléter ou modifier ce nouveau cadre, dont la loi relative à la prévention d’actes de terrorisme et au renseignement du 30 juillet 2021. Prenant en compte les évolutions technologiques et les jurisprudences européennes et nationales (arrêt CJUE du 6 octobre 2020 dans l’affaire « Quadrature du Net », dans la continuité de l’arrêt CJUE du 21 décembre 2016 dit « Télé2 Sverige » ; Conseil d’État, Assemblée, 21 avril 2021), cette loi crée ou pérennise des techniques de renseignement (interception des communications satellitaires ; utilisation d’algorithme), renforce le contrôle de la CNCTR en donnant à son avis un caractère contraignant, encadre les échanges entre services de renseignement.

Au-delà de ces cadres juridiques propres au métier de la DNRED, les activités de la direction sont soumises à des réglementations de droit commun, telle que la protection des données personnelles ou la commande publique, dans le cadre desquelles les spécificités d’un service d’enquête et de renseignement doivent être prises en compte.


Jusqu’en fin d’année 2021, le conseil et l’expertise juridiques étaient assurés par une magistrate, de l’ordre judiciaire, et par l’agence de poursuites, chargée d’assurer le traitement contentieux et judiciaire des affaires réalisées par les directions d’investigations de la DNRED.

Afin de faire face aux enjeux actuels, mais également d’anticiper et de mesurer l’impact des évolutions normatives sur l’organisation et le fonctionnement de la DNRED, il a été décidé de renforcer la fonction juridique de la direction par le recrutement de deux nouvelles conseillères juridiques, l’une spécialisée sur toutes les questions relatives au renseignement et au droit public général, l’autre en charge de veiller à la sécurisation des investigations.

Conjugué à une protection maximale des agents dans l’exercice de leurs missions, le renforcement de la fonction juridique au sein de la DNRED permet ainsi d’articuler de la meilleure manière possible l’ensemble des capacités d’action des services de la direction, du recueil et de l’exploitation du renseignement jusqu’à la phase opérationnelle, de garantir l’efficacité de l’action de la DNRED dans la lutte contre la criminalité organisée et d’optimiser la réponse pénale de l’autorité judiciaire.

Depuis avril 2021, c’est Florian Colas qui est le directeur

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Le 23 mars 2022, France Culture, dans l’émission « LES PIEDS SUR TERRE » a laissé la parole à Marc Fievet, AKA « NS 55 DNRED » , qualifié de spectre du service de la DNRED, par Emmanuel Fansten dans un article de Libération

Marc Fievet en 1987 à Gibraltar à bord du M/Y Astéride

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CANADA 🇨🇦 (Québec) : saisie de plus de 1,5 kilogramme de cocaïne, de plus de 2600 comprimés de méthamphétamines, de quatre armes à feu et des chargeurs ainsi que plus de 137 000 $ en argent comptant.

MONTRÉALPrès d’une trentaine de perquisitions ont été réalisées mercredi sur la couronne nord de Montréal dans le cadre d’une vaste opération policière ciblant le trafic de stupéfiants.

Les policiers de l’Escouade régionale mixte (ERM) Rive-Nord ont réalisé 15 perquisitions dans des résidences et des commerces au cours de la journée ainsi que 13 perquisitions à l’intérieur de véhicules de personnes soupçonnées de trafic de drogues.

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USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières narco-news au 22 mars 2022

Baltimore Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Drug Conspiracy Charge

March 24, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Larry Gardner, a/k/a “Little Larry,” age 40, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to five years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and other drugs in the Baltimore area…

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Stratford Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Heroin Trafficking Operation

March 22, 2022

STRATFORD, Conn – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NADYAR MALAKA, 35, of Stratford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 48 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin. Judge Shea also…

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Two Rhode Island Men Indicted in Large-Scale Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy

March 21, 2022

BOSTON – Two Rhode Island men have been indicted by a federal grand jury 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 each indicted on one…

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Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

March 21, 2022

ST. ALBANS, Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Darren Johnson, aka “Buck,” 40, of St. Albans, Vermont, was sentenced today to serve 18 months in prison after his conviction for distribution of cocaine base. Chief United States District Judge Geoffrey…

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South Florida Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to Over 31 Years in Federal Prison

March 21, 2022

MIAMI – Antony Junior Harris, 40, a prolific drug dealer living in Boynton Beach, Florida has been sentenced to 380 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. The sentence comes after a federal jury sitting in Fort Lauderdale found Harris guilty of attempting to, and conspiring…

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Baltimore Drug Dealer Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl, Cocaine, Heroin & Gun Possession

March 18, 2022

Baltimore, Md. – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Khalil Shaheed, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 106 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for intent to distribute controlled substances, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession of a firearm…

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Guatemalan National Indicted on International Cocaine Trafficking and Maritime Smuggling Charges

March 18, 2022

SAN DIEGO – A federal grand jury indictment was unsealed in San Diego today against Guatemalan national Axel Bladimir Montejo Saenz, aka “Mosh,” aka “Kraken.” The indictment returned on November 1, 2018, charges Montejo Saenz with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Intended for Unlawful Importation and Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine on…

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Citizen of Mexico Residing in Bakersfield Sentenced to over 10 Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine and Fentanyl

March 18, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Wilfredo Medina-Perez, 34, a native and citizen of Sinaloa, Mexico, residing in Bakersfield, was sentenced today to 10 years and five months in prison for distributing methamphetamine and fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. According…

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Bakersfield Resident Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

March 18, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Adrian Rodriguez Cardenas, 21, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. On Feb. 4, 2022, co-defendant Keisean Rockmore, 27, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty to possession with the…

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Final Two Defendants Convicted in Prison-Based Drug Trafficking Ring

March 18, 2022

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal jury convicted two Wichita men on charges related to an inmate-run drug trafficking ring headquartered from a prison cell in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Following the presentation of court documents and evidence at trial, a jury found Kevin Lewis, 58, and Travis Vontress, 45, guilty…

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12 Members of Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted

March 18, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore.—12 people are facing federal charges for conspiring to distribute counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl in the Pacific Northwest, and laundering millions in drug proceeds. According to court documents, beginning in fall 2021, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents based in Portland began investigating a drug trafficking organization led…

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Syracuse Man Sentenced to 87-Months in Federal Prison for Unlawfully Possessing and Selling Firearms and Ammunition

March 18, 2022

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK –Jovaun Clark, 45, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve 87-months in federal prison for possessing unregistered machine guns and short-barreled rifles, possessing firearms and ammunition while a convicted felon, and selling firearms and ammunition to a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Carla B…

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Ecuadorian and Columbian Nationals Found Guilty of Smuggling Over 400 Kilograms of Cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

March 17, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – A federal jury has convicted Luis Elias Angulo Leones (Ecuador, 29), Jhonis Alexis Landazuri Arboleda (Colombia, 33), and Dilson Daniel Arboleda Quinones (Colombia, 25) of possessing and conspiring to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on a vessel subject to the jurisdiction…

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Former Pain Clinic Doctor Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Money Structuring

March 17, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. – On March 16, 2022, Dr. Zachary Bird (51, Tampa) was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, for structuring cash transactions to evade bank reporting requirements. As part of his sentence, the Court also entered a money judgment in the…

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California Man Charged with Fentanyl Trafficking

March 17, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A California man was charged in federal court today with smuggling more than four kilograms of counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl aboard a bus traveling through Kansas City, Missouri, from Los Angeles, Calif. Matthew John Gomez, 27, was charged with one count of possessing fentanyl with…

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Dominican National Sentenced to Prison for Heroin Trafficking and Immigration Offenses

March 17, 2022

EAST HARTFORD, Conn – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ANGEL DeJESUS-CONCEPCION, 40, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing in East Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 80 months of imprisonment for heroin…

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Meth Dealer Who Sold to Undercover Officer Pleads Guilty

March 16, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, woman pleaded guilty in federal court today to her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine after she sold more than three kilograms of methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer. Megan M. Massie, 32, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen…

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Wisconsin Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison

March 16, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Levonte C. Scales, 29, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to…

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Bridgeport Heroin Distributor Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

March 16, 2022

BRIDGEPORT, Conn – Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RAY FONTANEZ, also known as “Pun,” 34, of Bridgeport, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release…

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Federal Jury Convicts Anchorage Man on Murder and Drug Charges

March 16, 2022

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Following a three-week trial in U.S. District Court, a federal jury convicted an Anchorage man on charges of murder in furtherance of a continuing criminal enterprise, using a firearm to commit murder in a drug trafficking crime, drug conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. According to court documents…

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Nine Defendants Indicted for Drug and Firearms Conspiracies

March 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. Sellinger announced nine people were arraigned today on illegal drug and firearms charges contained in a 17-count indictment. Gilbert Bermudez, aka…

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DEA Washington Division Commemorates Women’s History Month

March 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DEA Washington Division will take the month of March to honor the achievements and invaluable contributions women have made over the course of American history and today. “A great team is about great inclusion,” said Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division…

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Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

March 15, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – Juawan Davis, age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division…

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KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Conspiracy, Illegal Firearms

March 14, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that, in total, distributed more than 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and more than 10 kilograms of heroin, valued at more than $1.7 million. Matthew John Fabulae, 33, of was…

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Two Harford County Cocaine Dealers Convicted by Federal Jury

March 11, 2022

Baltimore, Md., – A federal jury convicted Che Jaron Durbin, age 43, of Aberdeen, Maryland and Terrell Darnell Walton, age 36, of Delaware, yesterday on federal charges related to their participation in a drug trafficking organization distributing cocaine and crack cocaine in Harford County, Maryland. Specifically, the jury convicted Durbin…

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Bakersfield Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

March 11, 2022

FRESNO, Calif. — Uriel Ivan Portillo, 35, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced today to three years and four months in prison for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. According to court…

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Pittsfield Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison in Multi-Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

March 11, 2022

BOSTON – A Pittsfield man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed multiple drugs in the Brockton area. Edward Chapman, 54, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 11 years in prison and eight years…

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Double Homicide Suspect Charged With Drug Crime

March 11, 2022

An Austin man with alleged ties to a double homicide has been charged with a drug crime, announced Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez Fernando Molina, 38, was charged via criminal complaint on Feb. 16 and indicted this week, charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a…

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Los olvidos de EU 🇺🇸 : droga y cárteles por consumidores

En la lógica del control autoritario de la narrativa del poder, el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha definido una estrategia de presión sobre México para obligarlo a combatir a cárteles del narcotráfico sur del río Bravo, pero sin reconocer qué el problema tiene dos explicaciones estadounidenses:

1.- La demanda de droga por parte de los adictos estadounidenses –10% oficial y 60% extraoficial– determina la dinámica de la producción y el tráfico.

2.- Y el 80% de los Estados estadounidenses tiene presencia solida y autónoma de los nueve cárteles del narcotráfico.

En este contexto las recientes presiones de la Casa Blanca sobre México para obligarlo a asumir el enfoque estadounidense de lucha contra cárteles y capos no solo es unilateral porque nada hace el gobierno americano para combatir a las células del narco dentro de su propio territorio, sino que en realidad representa un instrumento de presión geopolítica para subordinar al gobierno mexicano a la política exterior militarista y bélica de Estados Unidos ahora en zona rusa de Asia.

Desde el 2005, la agencia antidrogas estadounidense (DEA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha registrado la presencia creciente de los nueve principales cárteles mexicanos en la producción, contrabando, distribución dentro de EU y control del mercado al menudeo de venta de drogas en las calles, sin que existan decisiones u operativos locales para combatir a esos grupos que se han instalado en 45 Estados estadounidenses con la complicidad o la apatía de autoridades locales.

Este dato aporta elementos suficientes para señalar que existe una corresponsabilidad jurídica y moral del gobierno de Estados Unidos con los cárteles mexicanos que operan la droga y que han provocado cifras anuales de 100,000 estadounidenses muertos por el abuso de la droga mortal del fentanilo que produce el Cártel de Sinaloa, apuntado como la principal organización del narco dentro de Estados Unidos.

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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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ETATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières narco-news au 14 février 2022

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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COLOMBIE 🇨🇴 : le président colombien Ivan Duque regrette que les États-Unis et l’Europe, principaux consommateurs de cocaïne, n’œuvrent pas assez pour réduire la demande

Président de la Colombie depuis 2018, Ivan Duque, du Parti du centre démocratique (conservateur), dirige un pays divisé et toujours en proie à une violence endémique, mais qui a réussi un remarquable décollage économique depuis l’accord de paix historique de 2016 avec les guérilleros marxistes des Farc.

La Colombie a rejoint en 2020 l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE), le club des pays considérés comme développés. L’accord de paix avait conduit les Farc à renoncer à la lutte armée qu’elles livraient depuis un demi-siècle. Mais des groupes paramilitaires souvent liés au narcotrafic – la Colombie est le premier producteur mondial de cocaïne – et à l’extraction minière illégale continuent de sévir dans le pays.

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NARCO-LOGISTIQUE: dans des noix de coco ou sous forme de mélasse, la cocaïne liquide est désormais envoyée partout dans le monde

La production de cocaïne liquide consiste à dissoudre de la cocaïne dans de l’eau, des solvants ou d’autres produits contenant des composés chimiques tels que le mannitol, le glucose, la cellulose ou le lactose.

Il est alors placé à l’intérieur de produits tels que des bouteilles de shampoing ou caché dans de la mélasse de canne à sucre, généralement des produits à forte odeur pour passer inaperçus et qui facilitent leur trafic ou leur transport par des mules de drogue.

Le 5 février, la police colombienne a saisi environ 3,5 tonnes de cocaïne dans le port de Carthagène, au nord de la Colombie.

Il s’agissait de la cinquième saisie de cocaïne liquide depuis novembre 2021 et elle survient une semaine seulement après la découverte de près de 20 000 noix de coco qui camouflaient de la cocaïne liquide dans le port de Carthagène à destination de l’Italie. La cocaïne aurait été dissoute et mélangée en deux cargaisons, l’une d’engrais organique et l’autre de mélasse extraite de la canne à sucre. Les deux cargaisons provenaient d’Urabá Antioquia, une région du nord-ouest de la Colombie, et étaient destinées aux ports de Valence, en Espagne, et de Veracruz, au Mexique.

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BOLIVIE 🇧🇴 : Maximiliano Dávila-Perez, un ancien chef bolivien de la lutte contre les stupéfiants, a été accusé aux États-Unis d’avoir conspiré pour fournir une protection de haut niveau aux expéditions de cocaïne vers les États-Unis

La police escorte l’ancien colonel de police Maximiliano Davila lors de sa présentation aux médias dans un bureau du commandement de la police bolivienne, à La Paz, en Bolivie, le dimanche 23 janvier 2022.
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Les autorités boliviennes ont arrêté Dávila-Perez le mois dernier, soupçonné de blanchiment d’argent alors qu’il tentait prétendument de fuir vers l’Argentine.

« Au lieu d’éradiquer le trafic de drogue dans ce pays, Dávila-Perez a travaillé en partenariat avec des laboratoires de drogue boliviens et a cherché à envoyer plus de mille kilogrammes de cocaïne aux États-Unis », a déclaré le procureur américain Damian Williams dans un communiqué. déclaration.

SIX ACCUSÉS DE CONTREBANDE D’ARMES ET DE MUNITIONS AU VIOLENT CARTEL MEXICAIN DE LA DROGUE

Dávila-Perez a été chef de la lutte contre les stupéfiants au cours des derniers mois de la présidence de Morales, qui s’est terminée brusquement en novembre 2019 lorsque l’ancien cultivateur de coca a démissionné au milieu des manifestations de rue après l’annonce qu’il avait remporté l’élection pour un quatrième mandat sans précédent.

Morales a expulsé la Drug Enforcement Administration américaine de Bolivie en 2008, l’accusant de comploter pour renverser son gouvernement à un moment où la hausse des prix des matières premières et une vague de politique de gauche dans toute l’Amérique du Sud remettaient en cause l’influence américaine de longue date dans la région.

L’enquête sur la drogue qui a conduit aux accusations portées contre Dávila-Perez a été ouverte par la Division des opérations spéciales de la DEA en 2017, selon les archives judiciaires d’une affaire connexe.

Dans le cadre de l’enquête, des informateurs criminels travaillant sous la direction de la DEA ont enregistré des conversations dans lesquelles un coaccusé de Dávila-Perez s’est vanté d’avoir accès à un avion cargo militaire MD-11 pour transporter 60 tonnes de cocaïne aux États-Unis.

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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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NARCO-DISTRIBUTION : comment Snapchat riposte face au trafic de drogue

Baptisé “le réseau social de la drogue” par le ministre de l’Intérieur Gérald Darmanin, Snapchat est mis en cause aux quatre coins du monde pour la facilité avec laquelle il permet aux trafiquants de mener leur business.

Un problème que semble vouloir prendre à bras-le-corps la plateforme, qui multiplie les annonces sur ses moyens de lutte contre le deal.

La dernière en date, annoncée ce mardi 18 janvier: la modification de l’option d’ajout rapide d’amis.

Désormais, les mineurs de 13 à 17 ans ne pourront plus apparaître dans les recommandations des utilisateurs adultes avec lesquels ils n’ont pas ou peu de contacts communs. Car c’est notamment via ces suggestions d’amis que les dealers, sur Snapchat, peuvent facilement entrer en contact avec d’éventuels nouveaux clients. Si dans les faits, ils pourront toujours contourner cette mesure, elle leur rendra toutefois la tâche plus compliquée.

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