ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 15 septembre 2021

40 Charged With Gun, Drug Crimes in Lubbock

September 13, 2021
LUBBOCK, TX – Forty defendants – including 15 arrested in Wednesday’s “Operation Taste the Rainbow” in Lubbock – have been charged with gun and drug crimes, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah. The men and women, all allegedly tied to methamphetamine trafficking in and around Lubbock, have been charged in…
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24 Members of Indianapolis Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced

September 10, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS – Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Gannon, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Indianapolis, and Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Childress of the Southern District of Indiana announced that a drug trafficking ring consisting of at least 24 people have been sentenced in federal court. The organization operated in and around…
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Wichita Couple Accused of Prescription Fraud

September 10, 2021
WICHITA, Kan. – A federal grand jury in Wichita returned an indictment for two men on charges related to an alleged fraudulent prescription writing scheme. David Sulzman, 59, and Martin Sulzman, 40, both of Wichita, are charged with conspiracy to dispense a controlled substance. According to court documents, between 2014…
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Mississippi Man Sentenced for Smuggling Meth, Heroin Aboard Train

September 09, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Jonesboro, Mississippi, man was sentenced in federal court today for transporting more than five pounds of methamphetamine and nearly three pounds of heroin through Kansas City, Missouri, enroute to St. Louis. Willie Lewis Braison, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to…
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Highlands County Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Federal Prison

September 09, 2021
MIAMI – Several Highlands County men have been sentenced in South Florida federal district court to prison terms for their roles in a powder and crack cocaine drug trafficking ring that had become entrenched in the Lake Placid neighborhood of Highway Park, Florida. A law enforcement operation handled by the…
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Illinois Ice Meth Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

September 09, 2021
PEORIA, Ill. – Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division, and Acting U.S. Attorney Douglas J. Quivey of the Central District of Illinois announced that Harold Shane Koch, 42, of Pekin, Illinois, was sentenced on Sept. 9, 2021, to 20 years in federal prison, to…
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12-Person Cocaine Trafficking Ring Dismantled

September 09, 2021
NEW YORK – Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division and New York Attorney General Letitia James announced today the arrests of 12 individuals for their roles in a drug trafficking operation that transported cocaine from Puerto Rico to Buffalo and other…
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Dark Web Narcotics Traffickers Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Illegal Drugs in Exchange for Cryptocurrency

September 09, 2021
BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Gilberto Melgarejo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute illegal drugs over the “dark web.” Co-defendant Brooke Gray pleaded guilty to the same charge on August 10, 2021. Melgarejo and Gray participated in dozens of…
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Homicides in Buffalo Down Over 50% Following Implementation of VIPER

September 09, 2021
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Results of the first 60-days of the federal Violence Prevention and Elimination Response (VIPER) Initiative were announced today. VIPER sought to address the dramatic increase in gun violence in the City of Buffalo during the first half of 2021. The initial 60-day period of VIPER covered the…
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Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Heroin Distribution Conspiracy

September 09, 2021
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Assistant Special Agent in Charge Alfred A. Cooke III, Drug Enforcement Administration-Merrillville, Indiana, and Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Corey Harris, 26, of Danville, Illinois, was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years…
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Repeat Offender Sentenced to Mandatory Federal Prison Term for Drug Trafficking

September 09, 2021
MIAMI – Clarence G. Kelley, III, a/k/a “Kemp,” 42, of Lake Worth, Florida, was sentenced by a federal district judge in West Palm Beach to a mandatory term of five years in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute more than a kilogram of cocaine. In March 2021, law…
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Charles County Pharmacist and Assistant Arrested

September 08, 2021
Charles County, Md., – On September 3, 2021 members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Washington Division’s Tactical Diversion Squad along with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrested Vincent Ippolito, 62, of Waldorf, and Denise Marie Shifflett, 45, of La Plata, in connection with illegally distributing drugs and narcotics. Ippolito…
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4th of 9 Defendants Sentenced to 15 Years for Meth Conspiracy

September 08, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Missouri, woman was sentenced in federal court today for her role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine. Cassidy R. Clayton, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 31, 2019…

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ESTADOS UNIDOS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : desmantelan red de tráfico de cocaína Puerto Rico a Nueva York

El Fiscal General James y la DEA explican que los demandados están acusados ​​de tráfico de cocaína de Puerto Rico al oeste de Nueva York

Autoridades del estado de Nueva York y de la DEA anunciaron hoy el arresto de 12 personas por sus roles en una operación de tráfico de drogas que transportaba cocaína desde Puerto Rico a Buffalo y otras áreas del oeste de Nueva York. 

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 8 septembre 2021

Last Defendant Convicted in Nationwide Synthetic Narcotics Distribution

September 07, 2021
HOUSTON – A 47-year-old man will forfeit three real properties and pay a $5 million money judgement for running a multi-million dollar synthetic narcotics distribution network, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Daniel Bowles, Phoenix, Arizona, pleaded guilty…
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Medical Doctor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances

September 03, 2021
SPOKANE, Wash. – On September 2, 2021, Dr. Janet Sue Arnold, age 63, of Benton City, Washington, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute opioid pain medications (specifically, fentanyl, oxycodone, methadone, hydromorphone, methylphenidate, and amphetamine mixture) and other controlled substances (carisoprodol and alprazolam), without a…
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San Diego Doctor Pays $200,000 to Resolve Allegations that He Wrote Illegitimate Opioid Prescriptions

September 02, 2021
SAN DIEGO – San Diego area pain clinic doctor Brenton Wynn, M.D., has paid $200,000 to resolve allegations that he illegally prescribed opioids and other dangerous drugs to his patients, according to a settlement agreement signed by Dr. Wynn and the United States. The settlement stems from the United States’…
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Two Residents Plead Guilty to Meth Trafficking

September 02, 2021
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two Columbia, Missouri, residents have pleaded guilty in federal court to methamphetamine trafficking after they received a large package of methamphetamine shipped from California to distribute locally. Bryan Patton Tullous, 39, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to participating in a…
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DEA Reminds Parents to Speak to Their Children About the Dangers of Drug Use

September 01, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – With schools returning to full in-person classes, the Drug Enforcement Administration New Jersey Division is asking parents to speak to their children about the dangers of drug use. “This is a great time for parents to sit down with their children to speak to them about the…
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Southeast Missouri Health Organization Pays $1.6 Million Settlement for Invalid Prescriptions

September 01, 2021
St. Louis, Mo. – Saint Francis Medical Center of Southeast Missouri has agreed to pay more than $1.6 million to settle a civil suit by the United States, resolving claims under the Controlled Substances Act. The U.S. government alleged that Saint Francis employed a Farmington, Missouri, physician, Brett Dickinson, who…
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Local Man Sentenced for Possession of $5 Million in Meth

September 01, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 21-year-old Penitas man has been ordered to federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 150 pounds of pure meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Kevin Rangel-Sanchez pleaded guilty April 1…
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Wisconsin Man Charged with Drug & Gun Crimes

September 01, 2021
MADISON, Wisc. – Assistant Special Agent in Charge John G. McGarry, Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin, and Acting U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea, Western District of Wisconsin, announced a nine-count superseding indictment against Andre L. McClinton for drug and gun crimes. The indictment alleges that from September through December 2020, McClinton, 49…
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Meth and a Gun Results in 15 Years of Prison

September 01, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing a firearm. Maxwell L. Fleming, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. On…
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Laredo Residents Admit to Weapons Violations

September 01, 2021
LAREDO, Texas – Two men who resided in Laredo, one illegally, have entered guilty pleas to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Hector Fernando Rodriguez-Neri, 20, is a…
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Woman Sentenced for Smuggling over Five Kilograms of Meth

August 31, 2021
LAREDO, Texas – A 51-year-old resident of Hendersonville, North Carolina, has been ordered to federal prison for importing meth through Laredo, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Deanne Burkhart Bautista pleaded guilty Aug. 4. Today U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo ordered her to serve a 120-month sentence to…
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Albuquerque Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 32 years in Prison

August 31, 2021
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Javier Jaquez, 50, of Albuquerque, was sentenced on Aug. 26 to 32 years in federal prison. On Sept. 18, 2020, Jaquez pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams and more of heroin, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being…
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Drug Trafficker Sent to Prison for Trafficking Meth via FedEx

August 31, 2021
McALLEN, Texas – A 20-year-old McAllen resident has been ordered to federal prison for his role in a meth conspiracy, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Jose Edmundo Corona pleaded guilty June 3. Today, U.S. District Judge Randy…
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DEA Washington Division Commemorates International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2021
Washington, D.C., – Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, the DEA’s Washington Division will take time to honor those lives lost in the overdose epidemic, after a year when, sadly, more people than ever died from drug overdose. The DEA Washington Division, local Health Departments, and law enforcement partners across…
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Ceramic Art Concealed 3.4 Kilograms of Methamphetamine

August 30, 2021
PECOS, Texas – A federal jury convicted a Dallas man last Thursday for possessing methamphetamine. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Oscar Santiago Garcia Sanchez, 32, drove a vehicle with a trailer filled with ceramic art pieces into the Presidio Port of Entry. During inspection, Customs and…
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Drug Trafficker who used Teens as Couriers Sentenced to 85 Months

August 30, 2021
SAN DIEGO – A Tijuana-based drug trafficker who used teens as drug couriers was sentenced in federal court today to seven years in prison and a $50,000 fine for his leadership role in coordinating the movement of large quantities of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine to San Diego from Mexico…
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Two Tacoma men sentenced to prison for gun and drug crimes

August 30, 2021
Tacoma, Wash., – Two Tacoma residents were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to lengthy prison terms for gun and drug-distribution crimes. Tyson Lloyd, 33, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Cole Hornbeck, 25, was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Both defendants conspired to distribute…
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New Reward Offered for the Capture of Jian Zhang

August 30, 2021
MIAMI, Fla. – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Department of State today announced a new reward for information that will lead to the location, arrest, and/or conviction of People’s Republic of China (PRC) national Jian Zhang, a key leader of a transnational criminal organization known as…
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Guilty Plea for Kansas City Man Involved in Drug Trafficking Ring

August 27, 2021
ST. LOUIS – Joshua Sangrait, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, including more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine. Sangrait appeared today before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Ross. In 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration began an investigation into the…
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Federal Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Fatal Fentanyl Overdose Case

August 27, 2021
SAN DIEGO – A federal jury returned a guilty verdict today convicting Jahvaris Lamoun Springfield of selling Brendan James Gallagher fentanyl pills that resulted in Gallagher’s fatal overdose on February 5, 2019. Springfield is scheduled to be sentenced on December 14, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns. The…
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Long Island Dentist Arrested

August 27, 2021
BROOKLYN, NY – An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Central Islip charging Dr. Barry Arnold, a practicing dentist with an office in Valley Stream, New York, with writing illegal prescriptions to women for oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, and alprazolam (“Xanax”), a Schedule IV controlled substance…
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Career Criminal & Leader of Seattle Drug Distribution Network Sentenced

August 26, 2021
SEATTLE – A 51-year-old Seattle man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 13 years in prison for drug and gun crimes. Clyde McKnight was convicted May 21, 2021, of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, and two counts of being a felon in possession…
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DEA Announces Review of International Operations

August 26, 2021
WASHINGTON—The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced a comprehensive review of DEA’s international operations and foreign footprint, including administrative and financial support for those operations from DEA headquarters. Administrator Anne Milgram has recommended a top to bottom review of foreign operations that will be overseen by an independent team. As part…
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Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

August 26, 2021
ROCHESTER, NY –- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced today that Soroush Hamedi, 27, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, before Chief…
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Foreign National Found Guilty of Smuggling Meth

August 25, 2021
LAREDO, Texas – A Laredo federal jury has convicted a 32-year-old Mexican citizen for conspiracy to import and importation of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. The jury deliberated for approximately three hours before convicting Juan Victor…
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Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Headed to Prison

August 24, 2021
HOUSTON – A 47-year-old Mexican citizen has been ordered to federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Dimas DeLeon Rios pleaded guilty Nov…
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Valley Resident Sentenced for Meth Charges

August 24, 2021
McALLEN, Texas – A 49-year-old Mission resident has been ordered to federal prison for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. The jury deliberated…
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Anaheim Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

August 24, 2021
FRESNO, Calif. — Jose Reyes-Pineda, 48, of Anaheim, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Reyes and co-defendants Genaro Serrato-Calles, 51, and Antonio Valencia-Hernandez, 65, both of Modesto, and Antonio Castellanos, 38, of Whittier, were charged with conspiring…
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Madera and Fresno Men Sentenced for Interstate Drug Shipments

August 23, 2021
FRESNO, Calif. — Patrick Maldonado, 45, of Madera, and Elias Zambrano Jr., 41, of Fresno, have been sentenced to eight years in prison and two years and three months in prison, respectively, for an interstate drug conspiracy involving shipments of marijuana to the Midwest, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert…

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DARKNET : Gal Vallerius, condamné à vingt ans de prison aux Etats-Unis 🇺🇸, finira sa peine en France 🇫🇷

Il avait été condamné à vingt ans de prison par la justice américaine. Incarcéré en Floride depuis son arrestation alors qu’il se rendait au concours de la plus belle barbe du monde en 2017, il pourrait venir purger la fin de sa peine en France.

D’après Le Télégramme, celui que l’on surnommait le baron breton du darknet, aurait demandé à être transféré en France.

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ÎLES VIERGES BRITANNIQUES 🇻🇬 (Anegada): les garde-côtes américains du « Richard Etheridge » ont saisi le 27 août 1.700 kilos de cocaïne

Les garde-côtes américains du « Richard Etheridge » ont saisi le 27 août 1.700 kilos de cocaïne près d’Anegada, dans les îles Vierges britanniques.

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MEXIQUE 🇲🇽 (cartel de Tijuana) : fin de peine aux USA, Eduardo Arellano Félix a été incarcéré dans la foulée au pénitencier de haute sécurité d’El Altiplano près de Mexico

«El Doctor», ex-parrain de la drogue, extradé au Mexique

Eduardo Arellano Félix, 64 ans, avait été arrêté à Tijuana (Basse-Californie) en octobre 2008 et extradé vers les États-Unis en août 2012. Condamné à quinze ans de détention, il en a purgé treize. Il est l’un des dix frères et sœurs qui ont dirigé tour à tour le cartel de Tijuana.

Washington a remis lundi aux autorités mexicaines l’ancien chef du cartel de Tijuana, Eduardo Arellano Félix, diplômé de médecine, qui a fini de purger sa peine de prison aux Etats-Unis. Le trafiquant a été remis sur le pont international qui sépare Brownsville (Texas) de Matamoros dans l’Etat mexicain de Tamaulipas. Incarcéré dans la foulée au pénitencier de haute sécurité d’El Altiplano près de Mexico, il devra répondre devant la justice de «responsabilité probable dans les délits de crime organisé et contre la santé, et d’association de malfaiteurs», a précisé le parquet.

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 22 août 2021

Kansas City Pharmacy Filled Forged Prescriptions

August 20, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri pharmacy is prohibited from continuing its past practice of filling prescriptions without verifying whether they were issued by a Drug Enforcement Administration-authorized practitioner, under a consent decree approved yesterday in federal court. Spalitto’s Pharmacy, L.C., a retail pharmacy at 3801 Independence Avenue…
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Three Area Men Indicted for Distribution of Opioids

August 20, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – A federal grand jury in San Antonio returned an indictment this week charging two Kerrville men and an Ingram man with distribution of narcotics. According to court documents, Scott Mitchell Brown, 35, and John Henry Swiencki, 51, of Kerrville and David Jeffrey Hughes, Jr., 42, of Ingram…
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Grand Jury Indicts 4 Lincoln County Residents for Gun and Drug Charges

August 19, 2021
ST. LOUIS – A federal grand jury indicted Rebecca Hanks, 46, Zachary Siebert, 19, Amelia Siebert, 23, and Richard Frazier, 23, Aug. 11 for drug and gun-related offenses that allegedly occurred in Lincoln County, Missouri. The defendants are charged with the drug trafficking crime of conspiring to distribute and possess…
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Doctor Indicted for Illegally Prescribing Controlled Substances

August 19, 2021
ST. LOUIS – A federal grand jury issued a 13-count indictment Aug. 18 against Matthew Steven Miller, D.O., charging him with illegally prescribing controlled substances and other related offenses. At the time Miller allegedly committed these offenses, he was licensed to practice medicine in Missouri, Michigan, and New Jersey. The…
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Grand Jury indicts St. Charles Woman for Selling Prescriptions

August 19, 2021
ST. LOUIS – A federal grand jury issued a 25-count indictment Aug. 18 against Katie Diana Rooney charging her with health-care fraud and controlled substance offenses. At the time Rooney allegedly committed these offenses, she was a resident of St. Charles, Missouri. The indictment alleges that through fraud and deceit…
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Groundbreaking Extradition Lands ELN Members in Texas for Narco-Terrorism and International Cocaine Distribution

August 19, 2021
HOUSTON – Two alleged members of one of the most serious transnational criminal organizations will make their initial appearances in U.S. federal court on charges of narco-terrorism and distributing kilogram quantities of cocaine from Colombia. This is the first time believed members of the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación…
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“Cocaine Pepe” Faces up to Life in Prison

August 19, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 32-year-old Alice, Texas resident has entered a guilty plea earlier today to possession with intent to distribute 112 grams of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. On April 9…
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Okaloosa DTO Members Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses

August 18, 2021
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Defendants previously indicted and later convicted in multiple cases for their participation in a methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana ring operating in Crestview, Fla., were sentenced last week in the Northern District of Florida. The prosecutions were the result of a large-scale multi-agency investigation spearheaded by the…
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Okaloosa DTO Members Sentenced

August 18, 2021
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Defendants previously indicted and later convicted in multiple cases for their participation in an opioid, methamphetamine, and cocaine distribution ring operating in Okaloosa County, Fla., were sentenced last week in the Northern District of Florida. The prosecutions were the result of a large-scale multi-agency investigation spearheaded by…
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Colombian Cartel Member Receives a 27 Year Sentence

August 17, 2021
DALLAS – A Colombian man was sentenced to nearly three decades in federal prison for drug trafficking violations. Manuel Camilo Renteria Lemus, 37, pleaded guilty on Nov. 16, 2020, to conspiracy to manufacture and distribution of cocaine, knowing it would be imported into the United States. Lemus was sentenced to…
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Fentanyl Related Overdose Deaths Spike in Lincoln and Omaha

August 17, 2021
OMAHA, Neb. – Investigators with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division, Lincoln Police Department (LPD), Omaha Police Department (OPD) and Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are alerting the public to an increase in overdose deaths that began August 10, from fentanyl-laced drugs. No less than eight overdose deaths and 21…
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Nurse Practitioner and Business Partner Found Guilty of Distribution

August 17, 2021
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for DEA Wisconsin, and Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on Aug. 13, 2021, Lisa Hofschulz, a licensed nurse practitioner, and Robert Hofschulz, both owners and operators of Clinical Pain…
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High Desert Doctor Arrested on Federal Narcotics Charges

August 16, 2021
LOS ANGELES – A High Desert physician remains in federal custody today after his arrest Wednesday on charges of illegally dispensing prescriptions for often-abused controlled substances – including opioid-based medications – during telemedicine sessions with “patients” from across the United States. Dr. Raphael Tomas Malikian, 36, who resides in Llano…
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Federal Indictment Charges Four Men for a Drug Distribution Conspiracy

August 12, 2021
Greenbelt, Md., – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging four men for a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. The indictment was returned on August 11, 2021. The defendants were arrested on a related criminal complaint on August 10, 2021…

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 16 août 2021

Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 13 Years

August 12, 2021
NEW YORK – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Humberto Baez, a produce importer based in Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Allyne R. Ross to 13 years’ imprisonment for conspiring to import and distribute cocaine, and for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine. Baez was convicted…
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35 Years for Second Drug and Weapons Conviction

August 12, 2021
Amarillo, TX – An Amarillo man has been sentenced to 35 years and five months in federal prison for gun and drug crimes, announced today by Eduardo A. Chavez, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Dallas Field Division, which is responsible for the Amarillo area. In April, a federal…
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Kansas City, Kansas, Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking

August 12, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Kansas, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than three kilograms of heroin that was intercepted by law enforcement officers when it was shipped from California to Kansas City, Missouri. Solomon B. Hawthorne, 31…
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Bates City Man Sentenced for Meth Trafficking, Illegal Firearm

August 12, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Bates City, Missouri, man who was responsible for distributing nearly 100 kilograms of methamphetamine, has been sentenced in federal court after law enforcement officers seized nearly two dozen firearms and illegal drugs from his residence. Daniel Dewayne Gregg, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge…
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Kentucky Man Convicted of Possessing Over Five Kilos of Meth

August 12, 2021
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer announced today that Mitchell Glenn Bell, 45, of Monticello, Kentucky, was sentenced to 226 months in prison and five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger presided over the hearing. Robert…
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Macon Jury Convicts Armed Career Criminal on Gun, Heroin, Meth Charges

August 12, 2021
MACON, Ga. – A federal jury convicted a Macon resident with a lengthy criminal history of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin and Tramadol, as well as illegally possessing a firearm and possessing a gun in furtherance of drug trafficking this afternoon. Kelvin Henry, 56, of Macon, was found…
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Wisconsin men indicted on drug trafficking charges

August 12, 2021
MADISON, Wis. – John G. McGarry, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for DEA Wisconsin, and Acting U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea, Western District of Wisconsin, announced that a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin returned the following indictments of two men charged with drug trafficking crimes. Levonte…
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Man Indicted for Distribution of Oxymorphone Causing Death

August 11, 2021
EL PASO – A federal grand jury in El Paso returned an indictment last week charging an El Paso man with distribution of a controlled substance causing death. According to court documents, on or about March 11, 2019, Michael Martinez, 30, distributed oxymorphone, also known as numorphan, to another individual…
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DEA Houston Serves ISO on Woodfield Pharmaceuticals & Distribution

August 11, 2021
HOUSTON – Today, Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division diversion investigators served three Immediate Suspension Orders that immediately suspended the DEA registrations held by Woodfield Distribution, LLC. and Woodfield Pharmaceuticals, LLC. (collectively, Woodfield) for failure to maintain effect controls against the diversion of controlled substances and the imminent danger to public…
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11 Wholesale Narcotics Traffickers Indicted for Supplying Baltimore Drug Dealers

August 10, 2021
Baltimore, Maryland – A 16-month investigation by the Baltimore OCDETF Strike Force into drug dealing in Baltimore has led to eleven alleged wholesale drug suppliers being charged in a federal indictment for conspiracy, drug distribution, and firearms charges. The indictment was returned under seal on July 29, 2021, and was…
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Felon Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute

August 10, 2021
Greenbelt, Md., – Ian Carlton Alexander a/k/a “Shawn Alexander”, age 49, of Towson, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge…
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Chillum Drug Dealer Caught with Two Kilos of Cocaine

August 10, 2021
Greenbelt, Md., – Ludin Alfredo Ipina-Ipina, age 33, of Chillum, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute over 2,000 grams of cocaine. The guilty plea was announced by Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Washington Division; Jonathan Lenzner, Acting United States Attorney for the…
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Las Vegas Man Indicted for Carrying Eight Pounds of Meth Aboard Bus

August 10, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Las Vegas, Nevada, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for possessing more than eight pounds of methamphetamine in his duffel bag aboard a bus passing through Kansas City, Missouri. Reginald S. Thomas Sr., 52, was charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent…
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Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm in Planned Revenge Shooting Spree

August 10, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced an Essex County, New Jersey, man with previous felony convictions today admitted illegally possessing firearms and ammunition as…
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Modesto Men Plead Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

August 10, 2021
FRESNO, Calif. — Modesto residents Genaro Serrato Calles, 49, and Antonio Valencia Hernandez, 65, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. According to court documents, Serrato and Valencia, along…
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Former El Paso Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Aid Cocaine Distribution

August 09, 2021
EL PASO – A former El Paso police officer pleaded guilty on Aug. 9, 2021 to 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. Agents determined that Saenz was using…
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Albany Doctor Admits to Violating the Controlled Substance Act

August 09, 2021
ALBANY, NY – Dr. Larry Bruni has agreed to pay the United States $50,000 to resolve allegations that on numerous occasions from 2016 through 2020, he prescribed controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose or outside the usual course of a professional medical practice, in violation of the Controlled Substances…
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Two West Plains Men Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

August 06, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Two West Plains, Missouri, men were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Howell, Greene, and Texas counties. Benny D. Griffin, 59, and Jordan W. Gutierrez, 26, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough…
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Federal Charges Filed Following Record-Breaking Drug Seizure

August 06, 2021
SAN DIEGO – Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman announced federal drug charges today against Defendant Carlos Gerardo Symonds Saavedra following the seizure of more than 2,500 kilograms of methamphetamine and 50 kilograms of fentanyl found in a commercial trailer at the Otay Mesa, California Cargo Port of Entry (POE). The…
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International DTO Leader Sentenced in Operation Go Explorer

August 06, 2021
RICHMOND, Va., – A Guatemalan national was sentenced today to 17 and a half years in prison for his role as a transportation manager in a large-scale Guatemalan drug trafficking organization (DTO). According to court documents, between 2015 and 2016, Edi Barrera-Salguero, 46, conspired to distribute thousands of kilograms or…
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Eleven Methamphetamine Traffickers Sentenced to Prison

August 06, 2021
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Eleven members of a methamphetamine trafficking ring have been ordered to serve prison sentences ranging from 36 months to 210 months for federal drug conspiracy charges, announced William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. According to filed court documents and court…
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Fentanyl Overdose Death Leads to indictment of Two on Federal Drug Charges

August 06, 2021
SAVANNAH, GA: Two Bryan County men face up to life in prison after another man’s fatal fentanyl overdose. Javarus McKinney, a/k/a “Jody,” 32, of Richmond Hill, Ga., is charged with Distribution of Fentanyl Resulting in Death, Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl Near…
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Three Springfield Residents Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

August 05, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Three Springfield, Missouri, residents were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine. Jeremy A. Ingram, 42, Laurie B. Holmes, 39, and Lonnie J. Tinker, 36, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool…
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DEA Detroit Investigation Leads to Charges for 16 Individuals

August 05, 2021
DETROIT — An investigation out of the Drug Enforcement Administration Lansing Post of Duty has led to charges for 16 individuals for various drug distribution charges, Aug. 4. U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced 16 defendants were arrested and charged with drug-trafficking crimes arising out of the Lansing, Michigan area. Eight…
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Darknet Drug Vendor Pleads Guilty to Distributing Illicit Prescription Drugs

August 04, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va., – A Georgia man pleaded guilty yesterday to distributing illicit prescription drugs over the Darknet and shipping them across the country via the U.S Postal Service. According to court documents, from around April 2020 through October 2020, Cullen Roberts, 23, of Duluth, Georgia, used the moniker “Pillpusher” to…
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Couple Caught With Over 23lbs of Meth Sentenced to Prison

August 04, 2021
SEATTLE – A Tacoma couple who had large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and MDMA in their home were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma for being armed drug traffickers. Jaymes Arthur Gallagher, 34, was sentenced to 7 years in prison and Brittany Nicole Chipman, 28, was sentenced to…
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Three Drug Traffickers Convicted of Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracies

August 04, 2021
SEATTLE – Three men were convicted late yesterday of multiple federal felonies for distributing fentanyl disguised as oxycodone pills in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Counties, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. The leader of the drug ring, Bradley Woolard, 42, of Arlington, was convicted of 28 counts involving conspiracy…
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Colombian Narcotrafficker Sentenced for Distributing Over 30,000 Kilos of Cocaine in the U.S.

August 04, 2021
BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Carlos Gentil Ordonez Martinez was sentenced to 210 months’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Edward R. Korman for conspiracy to internationally distribute cocaine. As part of the sentence, the Court entered a forfeiture money judgment of $10 million. Ordonez…
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DEA Reminds Families to Discuss the Dangers of Drugs Before Students Return to School

August 04, 2021
OMAHA, Neb. – As students across Nebraska return to school, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division is reminding families to make time for conversation about the dangers of drugs and is encouraging discussions on the risk of overdose associated with counterfeit pills. “Students can face an enormous amount of…
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Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment

August 03, 2021
TAMPA, Fla. – Jared Collins (28, Pasco County) was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for distributing narcotics, resulting in death. Collins had pleaded guilty on April 27, 2021. According to the plea agreement, on Dec. 16, 2019, Collins distributed narcotics to M.B. in Wesley Chapel. M.B. injected the narcotics and…
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Safety Harbor Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison

August 03, 2021
TAMPA, Fla. – David Burkes (52, Safety Harbor) was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for distributing narcotics, resulting in death to one individual and seriously bodily injury to another. Burkes had pleaded guilty on April 21, 2021. According to the plea agreement, beginning on Aug. 12, 2019, Burkes distributed fentanyl…
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Leader of Transnational Money-Laundering Network Pleads Guilty

August 03, 2021
WASHINGTON – A Chinese national and naturalized U.S. citizen pleaded guilty yesterday to his involvement in a conspiracy to launder at least $30 million in drug proceeds on behalf of foreign drug-trafficking organizations. Another Chinese national was sentenced to seven years in prison today for his role in the same…
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DEA Washington Division Participating in Community Events for National Night Out

August 03, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C., – The DEA Washington Division will join community organizers, neighbors, and law enforcement partners to participate in National Night Out events this evening, August 3. During this year’s National Night Out, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Jarod Forget and Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Michael Rothermund will…
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Hudson County Man Admits Drug Distribution Charges

August 03, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a Hudson County, New Jersey, man today admitted possessing with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and cocaine base…
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Milwaukee Man Convicted of Heroin Trafficking Offenses

August 03, 2021
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Assistant Special Agent in Charge John McGarry, Drug Enforcement Administration – Wisconsin announced that following a jury trial concluding on July 30, 2021, Royel Page, 31, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, as well…
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Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization, Trafficking Cocaine Across Maryland and Bribing U.S. Postal Letter Carriers, Sentenced

August 02, 2021
Greenbelt, Md., – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Russell Stanley III, age 40, of Bowie, Maryland, today to 11 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to commit an offense against the United…
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Charlottesville Dermatologist Sentenced for Diverting Pain Medication

July 30, 2021
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., – A dermatologist formerly employed at a dermatological practice in the City of Charlottesville was sentenced last week to 12 months probation, including a period of home confinement and electronic monitoring, for using the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number of her co-workers to obtain prescription opioid pain…
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Multi-Kilogram Fentanyl Trafficker Convicted at Trial

July 30, 2021
TAMPA, Fla. – A federal jury has found Wilis A. Santiago Rivera (60, St. Petersburg) guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Santiago faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. A sentencing date…

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 : les gardes-côtes américains ont annoncé jeudi 5 août en Floride avoir saisi 27 tonnes de cocaïne et 650 kilos de cannabis

«C’est le plus gros déchargement de drogues illégales de l’histoire des gardes-côtes», s’est félicité le commandant Steven Poulin lors d’une conférence de presse à Port Everglades, à 45 km au nord de Miami, à propos des 27 tonnes de cocaïne et près de 650 kilos de cannabis saisis.

Ces saisies ont été effectuées par plusieurs unités des gardes-côtes, assistées par la marine canadienne et dans les airs par la police américaine des frontières, a expliqué le capitaine Todd Vance.

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COLOMBIE 🇨🇴 (opération Orion) : le gouvernement colombien a annoncé mardi 3 août que 116 tonnes de cocaïne avaient été saisies en un mois et demi d’opérations militaires conjointes avec des pays d’Amérique et d’Europe

Premier producteur mondial de cocaïne, la Colombie a coordonné différentes actions avec 38 autres pays américains et européens dans le cadre de l’opération Orion menée par périodes successives depuis 2018.

Le gouvernement a également indiqué que 539 personnes de différentes nationalités avaient été arrêtées, et 69 bateaux, trois semi-submersibles et cinq avions saisis. L’opération a impliqué des agents des forces de sécurité d’Allemagne 🇩🇪, d’Argentine 🇦🇷, du Brésil 🇧🇷, du Canada 🇨🇦, du Chili 🇨🇱, du Costa Rica 🇨🇷, de l’Équateur 🇪🇨, des États-Unis 🇺🇸, d’Espagne 🇪🇸, de France 🇫🇷, des Pays-Bas 🇳🇱, du Panama 🇵🇦, du Paraguay 🇵🇾 et du Pérou 🇵🇪 notamment.

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 1er août 2021

Two Pakistani Nationals Extradited to the United States to Face Drug Charges in the Southern District of New York

July 30, 2021
Two Pakistani Nationals Extradited to the United States to Face Drug Charges in the Southern District of New York Maulabaksh Gorgeech and Niamatullah Gorgeech are Charged with Attempting to Send Large-Scale Quantities of Heroin from Afghanistan to New York City for Distribution WASHINGTON – DEA Administrator Anne Milgram and U.S…
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Three Charged in Conspiracy to Purchase $500,000 in Weapons for Cartel

July 29, 2021
LAREDO, Texas – Three men are now facing federal charges for their roles in a conspiracy on behalf of Cartel del Noreste (CDN), announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Luis Ramos, 43, Rio Bravo, is expected to make…
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Maine Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Drug Trafficking, Firearm, and Fraud Offenses

July 29, 2021
CONCORD – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that Richard Stanton, 34, of Hope, Maine was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for drug trafficking, firearms, and fraud offenses. According to court documents and statements…
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Raleigh Man Sentenced to More Than 16 Years for Armed Drug Trafficking

July 29, 2021
Raleigh Man Sentenced to More Than 16 Years for Armed Drug Trafficking RALEIGH, N.C. – A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 200 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of Cocaine, 1 kilogram or more of Heroin, and a…
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Idaho Falls Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

July 28, 2021
POCATELLO, Idaho – Kevin Ralph Nixon, 54, of Idaho Falls, entered a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, today. Nixon was originally indicted by a federal grand jury on August 27, 2019. Sentencing is set for November 8, 2021, before Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye…
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Pagan’s Motorcycle Club Leader Admits to Illegally Possessing a Firearm

July 28, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a Suffolk County, New York man admitted today to illegally possessing a firearm. Keith Richter, a/k/a “Conan,” 62…
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Boise Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine and Firearms Crimes

July 27, 2021
BOISE – Charles R. Jorgensen, 43, of Boise, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Jorgensen to serve five years of…
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Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 9 Years for Methamphetamine Trafficking

July 27, 2021
MADISON, Wis. – Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Field Division, and Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Eric G. Cooke, 51, of Ladysmith, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to nine…
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Two Chicago Area Physicians Indicted on Narcotics and Health Care Fraud

July 27, 2021
CHICAGO — Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division and John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announced that two suburban Chicago physicians have been indicted on federal criminal charges for allegedly prescribing opioids to individuals who lacked a legitimate…
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Burlington County Man Charged with Drug and Weapons Offenses

July 26, 2021
TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a Burlington County, New Jersey, man is expected to make his initial appearance today after being charged with…
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Prosecution of Richmond County Narcotics Conspiracy Wraps Up

July 26, 2021
AUGUSTA, GA – With the sentencing of the lead defendant, the prosecution of a major Richmond County drug trafficking conspiracy has resulted in convictions of all eight defendants – including a man and two sons. Terrance Quain Freeman, 50, of Augusta, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison after…
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Woman Admits Distributing Fentanyl that Caused Death

July 23, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a Trenton, New Jersey woman today admitted distributing fentanyl that caused the death of a Monmouth county woman…
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Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Arrested

July 23, 2021
CAMDEN, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a leader of a drug trafficking organization operating in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested after…

Fresno Man Indicted for Fentanyl Trafficking and Illegal Firearm Possession

July 22, 2021
FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Jose Jesus Torres Garcia, 30, of Fresno, charging him with possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute it and possessing a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking offense, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement…
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Two Newark Men Charged with Narcotics Distribution and Firearms Charges

July 22, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced two Newark men made their initial appearances today on gang-related narcotics distribution and firearms charges. Ronnie Holley, 32…

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 25 juillet 2021

Everton Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

July 22, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – An Everton, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine in the Springfield area. Cheyenne W. Conn, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine…
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St. Louis Man Sentenced for Maintaining a Drug House

July 22, 2021
ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Autrey sentenced Farraad Johnson, 46, of St. Louis, to a 36-month term of imprisonment on Wednesday. Johnson pleaded guilty in March to maintaining a drug-involved premises. Johnson admitted leasing, maintaining, and controlling a residence in the 1100 block of Edlor Drive…
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Four Men Charged with Trafficking Nearly Five Tons of Cocaine Hidden in Furniture

July 22, 2021
NEW YORK – Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dermot Shea, New York City Police Department Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Kevin P. Bruen, New York State…
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Haines City Man Receives Twelve Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

July 22, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Taree Lamott Armstrong, 30, of Haines City, Florida, has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug-trafficking offenses. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence. According to court documents, on March 25, 2020…
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Arizona Man Convicted of Controlled Substance Offense

July 22, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal jury in Tallahassee has convicted Daniel Gutierrez, 37, of San Luis, Arizona of possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl with the intent to distribute. The guilty verdict, returned yesterday at the conclusion of a three-day trial, was announced by Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney…
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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Offenses

July 21, 2021
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Lamondra Beckley, 43, of St. Louis pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Beckley has been under federal indictment since April…
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Ohio Man Sentenced for Distributing Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals in Dallas

July 21, 2021
DALLAS – An Ohio man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced today by Eduardo A. Chavez, Special Agent in Charge of DEA Dallas. Austin Seymour, 26, of Uniontown, Ohio, pleaded guilty on Jan. 26, 2021, to conspiracy to distribute…
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Wisconsin Man Charged with Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution

July 21, 2021
MADISON, Wis. – Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Field Division, and Acting U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea, Western District of Wisconsin announced that Adam Beliveau, 41, of Downing, Wisconsin, has been charged with 1 count of attempting to possess 500 grams or more of methamphetamine…
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Seven Defendants Charged for Laundering Over $28 Million for DTO

July 21, 2021
NEW YORK – Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced charges today against seven individuals involved in laundering tens of millions of dollars for drug…
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Man Admits Conspiring to Distribute Fentanyl Analogue

July 20, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a former New Jersey resident today admitted conspiring to distribute a fentanyl analogue. Darryl Hinkson, 46, formerly of…
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Bond Denied for West Palm Beach Man

July 19, 2021
MIAMI – On July 16, 2021, a South Florida federal magistrate judge ordered pre-trial detention for 37- year-old Lazaro Alfredo Ramirez-Alvarado, finding that he presents a risk of flight and danger to the community if released. Pursuant to the order, Ramirez-Alvarado will remain in jail, without bond, pending his trial…
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Nearly 40 Pounds of Heroin and Fentanyl Seized in the Bronx: Three Indicted

July 16, 2021
NEW YORK – An indictment charges three individuals with Operating as a Major Trafficker following the seizure of nearly 40 pounds of alleged heroin and fentanyl from a large-scale narcotics packaging operation in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. The organization combined heroin and fentanyl for sale in New…
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Nearly Three Dozen Charged Methamphetamine-Trafficking Conspiracy

July 16, 2021
DUBLIN, GA: Thirty defendants are charged in a Laurens County methamphetamine-trafficking indictment unsealed in the Southern District of Georgia. The indictment in USA v. Monroe et. al charges 30 defendants with 56 felony counts, and includes forfeiture allegations listing 77 firearms, including a machine gun, said David H. Estes, Acting…
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Man Sentenced Five Years for Trafficking Cocaine through U.S. Mail

July 16, 2021
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Miguel Freytes, 42, of Bristol, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment…
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Defendant Sentenced to Federal Prison for Operating Illegal Pill Factory

July 16, 2021
AUGUSTA, GA: A second Burke County man has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to operating an illegal pill factory from a residence. U.S. District Court Chief Judge J. Randal Hall sentenced Cedrick Gabriel Brown, a/k/a “Pop,” 47, of Midville, Ga., to 60 months in prison after Brown pled…
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Passaic County Man Sentenced to 45 Months for Distributing Fentanyl

July 15, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a Passaic County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 45 months in prison for distributing fentanyl. Tawan…
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Fort Wayne, Indiana Man Sentenced to Over 24 Years in Prison

July 15, 2021
FORT WAYNE, Indiana – Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division and Acting United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay of the Northern District of Indiana announced that Larry Lamb, 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady following…
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Manchester man Sentenced to 63 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking

July 15, 2021
CONCORD, NH – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Darius Augusto Guzman Ruiz, 30, of Manchester, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy. According to court…
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California Man Convicted for Fentanyl Analogue Pill Mill Operation

July 14, 2021
TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a California man was convicted today of conspiracy and manufacturing, distributing, and possessing with intent to manufacture and…
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Atlantic County Men Charged in Heroin Conspiracy

July 14, 2021
CAMDEN, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner, and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced two Atlantic County men have been charged with conspiring to distribute heroin…
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Mexican National Living in Meriden Sentenced to Four Years for Heroin Trafficking

July 13, 2021
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jesus Gomez, 58, a citizen of Mexico last residing in Meriden, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton…

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (Maine) : saisie de cocaïne camouflée dans un gâteau à la crème

Des policiers de l’État du Maine, aux États-Unis, ont découvert près de deux kilos de cocaïne cachée dans un gâteau dans le coffre d’une voiture.

Le véhicule a été intercepté mardi après-midi par la police, grâce à des informations reçues anonymement, alors qu’il circulait sur la route 295 entre les villes d’Augusta et 

Les agents de la MDEA pensent que la drogue saisie devait être distribuée dans les comtés de Kennebec et de Somerset. Ils croient également que la drogue est entrée dans le pays déjà emballé dans des gâteaux, et qu’il pourrait y en avoir d’autres en circulation.

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North Highlands Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Distribution

July 13, 2021
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sergey Tkachuk, 28, of North Highlands, California was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to five years in prison for distribution of fentanyl, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon and Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court…
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Trio Arrested in Large-Scale Drug Conspiracy

July 13, 2021
OCALA, Fla. – An indictment was unsealed today charging Devonne L. Walker, 35, of Lady Lake, Florida, Tymane D. Hamilton, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Kanisha D. Savage, 28, of Phoenix, Arizona with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison…
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Drug Trafficker from Canada Sent to Prison

July 12, 2021
HOUSTON – A 51-year-old woman has been ordered to federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Elizabeth K. Fisher pleaded guilty Jan. 11, 2020. Today, U.S. District Judge…
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Revere Man Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl

July 09, 2021
BOSTON – A Revere, Massachusetts man was sentenced July 9 in federal court in Boston for distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Jassiel Ramirez, 25, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. In February…
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Woman Arrested on Federal Drug Charge After Allegedly Selling Cocaine While on Vacation in Chicago

July 09, 2021
CHICAGO — Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division and United States Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr. of the Northern District of Illinois announced that a woman has been arrested on a federal drug charge after allegedly selling two kilograms of cocaine while vacationing in Chicago…
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Armed Career Criminal Receives 20 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Charges

July 08, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Keith A. Penn, 41, of Tallahassee, Florida, was sentenced on July 8, to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and firearm charges. “Today’s sentencing highlights the importance of the relationship between our law enforcement partners,” said DEA Miami Field Division Acting Special…
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El Cajon Resident Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Pills Causing 19 Year Old’s Death

July 08, 2021
SAN DIEGO – Olatunde James Temitope Akintonde of El Cajon, California pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday, admitting that he sold fentanyl-laced pills that caused the death of a nineteen-year-old Santee, California man, identified in court records as S.J.G., in March of 2019. According to his plea agreement, Akintonde admitted…

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Mexican National Sentenced for $10 Million Marijuana Growing Operation in Daviess County

July 08, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Mexican national who has been deported seven times after illegally entering the United States was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a Daviess County, Missouri, marijuana-growing operation where law enforcement officers seized nearly $10 million worth of plants. Sergio Medina-Perez, 47, of…
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Two Indicted for Maritime Drug-Trafficking Offenses

July 08, 2021
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell, Drug Enforcement Administration-Chicago Division and Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on August 25, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Herlin Hernandez-Trinidad (a/k/a “Rainely), and on January 26, 2021, a federal…
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Arlington Doctor and Nurse Practitioner Found Guilty of Operating a Pill Mill

July 07, 2021
DALLAS – An Arlington physician has been convicted of drug crimes, announced today by DEA Dallas Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez Following five days of trial, a federal jury convicted physician Clinton Battle, 68, of one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count of distribution…

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CANADA 🇨🇦 (Frontière canado-américaine de Fort Érié) : les agents des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) saisissent plus de 100 kilos de cocaïne

Cinq sacs de sport ont été saisis dans le véhicule d’un camionneur montréalais, le 15 juin, par des agents frontaliers à la frontière canado-américaine de Fort Érié, en Ontario. Ils contenaient environ 112,5 kilogrammes de cocaïne.

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Indictment Targets Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Operation in Coastal Georgia Area

July 02, 2021
SAVANNAH, GA: More than a dozen defendants are charged in a major drug-trafficking conspiracy alleged in a 22-count indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Georgia. Operation Snowplow II follows a series of indictments starting in June 2018 of 14 defendants in Operation Snowplow, an Organized.
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Florencia 13 Gang Member Sentenced to 160 Months in Federal Prison

July 01, 2021
SPOKANE, Wash., – Aleandro Leon, age 24, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced on June 30, 2021, after having pleaded guilty to: being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, conspiracy to provide prohibited objects to an inmate in prison; and inmate in possession of a prohibited object. Chief…
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St. Louis Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Distribution

July 01, 2021
ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Court Judge Stephen R. Clark sentenced Corey Clark to 50 months in prison on Wednesday. The 52-year-old St. Louis resident pleaded guilty in March to one count of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of being a felon in possession of…
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Iowa Man Sentenced to 19 Years in Federal Prison

July 01, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – An Ottumwa, Iowa man was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of federal law…
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Waterbury Man Sentenced for Role in Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking Ring

June 30, 2021
HARTFORD, CONN. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Francis Aybar-Peguero, also known as “Grena,” 29, of Waterbury, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to…
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Three Sedalia Residents Indicted for Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

June 30, 2021
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three Sedalia, Missouri, residents were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine after law enforcement officers seized 28 firearms from a residence during the investigation. James Jacob Johnson, 23, Amber Marie Lawson, 36, and Eric Ryan Janes…
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Twelve People Charged Following Investigation of Drug Trafficking Ring

June 30, 2021
SEATTLE – Twelve people are in custody today following a second round of arrests in an investigation involving armed drug trafficking, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. The indictments and arrests today are a follow-up to the April 7, 2021, takedown involving 24 defendants. Most of those arrested today…
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Honduran National Extradited and Sentenced for Importing Cocaine

June 30, 2021
DALLAS – A Honduran man was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced DEA Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez. Oscar Ruiz Colon, 41, pleaded guilty on Feb. 4, 2021, to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute cocaine knowing it would be…
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Jacksonville Man Sentenced to More than 10 Years for Leading Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

June 29, 2021
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Paublo “Chandito” Rondon Quinones (30, Jacksonville) was sentenced to 10 years and 1 month in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. Quinones had pleaded guilty on January 24, 2019. As part of his…
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Sixty Defendants Charged in Nationwide Takedown of Sinaloa Cartel Methamphetamine Network

June 29, 2021
SAN DIEGO – An indictment was unsealed today in federal court charging 60 members of a San Diego-based international methamphetamine distribution network tied to the Sinaloa Cartel with drug trafficking, money laundering and firearms offenses. During the last month, hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement agents and officers…
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Mt. Vernon Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

June 29, 2021
SEATTLE- A 22-year-old Mount Vernon, Washington, man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. Defendant Jiovanni Nunez supplied counterfeit oxycodone pills tainted with fentanyl to an associate, who distributed them in Skagit and Whatcom Counties. The pills are connected to at least two…
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Anne Milgram Sworn In As DEA Administrator

June 29, 2021
WASHINGTON – On June 28, Anne Milgram was sworn in as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration by U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland following confirmation by the U.S. Senate June 24. As DEA Administrator, she leads an agency of more than 10,000 people, including nearly 5,000 Special Agents and…
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June 29, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the DEA Washington Division, is alerting all area residents to an increase in drug overdose deaths tied to counterfeit pills containing the powerful synthetic opioid, fentanyl. Manufactured by Mexican drug trafficking organizations, and marketed as a medication such as…
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Eleven Members of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club Charged

June 28, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Toby C. Taylor, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Acting Union County Prosecutor…
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DEA Finalizes Measures to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment

June 28, 2021
WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced an important step to improve access to medications for opioid use disorder, especially in rural areas where those suffering with opioid use disorder may have limited treatment options. Under the final rule published today, DEA registrants who are authorized to dispense methadone…
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Fentanyl Dealer Going to Prison for More than 10 Years

June 28, 2021
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced today that Devonnte White, 29, of Huntersville, North Carolina, who was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, was sentenced…
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Pacific Beach Resident Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl that Caused Two Overdoses

June 25, 2021
SAN DIEGO – Pacific Beach resident Maya Kol was sentenced in federal court today to 15 years in prison for selling fentanyl powder that caused the death of one man and sent another to the hospital over Labor Day weekend in September 2018. Two other men—including the source of Kol’s…
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Clearwater Drug Distributor Sentenced to More than 15 Years in Prison

June 25, 2021
TAMPA, Fla –Jorge Ramirez (41, Clearwater, Fla.) was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. Ramirez had pleaded guilty on August 25, 2020. According to information presented during Ramirez’s sentencing hearing, Ramirez was convicted in state court (Pasco County) for…
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Buffalo Man Going to Prison for Selling Fentanyl that Led to Five Deaths

June 25, 2021
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced today that Robert Moore, 43, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of distribution of fentanyl causing death, was sentenced to serve 270 months in prison by…
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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine, Fentanyl and Weapon Charges

June 25, 2021
ST. LOUIS – Richard Lawrence Davis, 38, of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. In September 2019, investigators identified Davis as a distributor of narcotics, including cocaine and…

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CANADA 🇨🇦 ( GRC-RCMP – Projet Brisa – Toronto : la saisie aura-t-elle un effet sur le marché illicite?

Selon James Ramer, la saisie aura un grand impact sur le marché de la drogue illicite dans la région de Toronto.

Mais, le professeur au Département de criminologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, Eugene Oscapella, croit que l’intervention policière pourrait entraîner également des effets pervers.

Selon lui, la saisie d’une aussi grande quantité de drogue pourrait créer une pénurie à Toronto, ce qui entraînerait une augmentation des prix de la drogue en circulation.Ça va augmenter les bénéfices des criminels qui n’ont pas été arrêtés. Et ça va forcer les gens qui ont une dépendance à commettre plus de crimes pour acheter les mêmes drogues à des prix plus élevés, explique-t-il.

Le spécialiste du marché de la drogue affirme que la saisie dissuadera certains criminels mineurs, mais que les grandes organisations criminelles trouveront toujours des moyens de continuer leurs activités.

Il faut trouver d’autres moyens.

Principalement, traiter les drogues comme une question de santé, un problème social, au lieu de le traiter comme un problème criminel

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CANADA 🇨🇦 ( GRC-RCMP – Projet Brisa – Toronto) : des compartiments secrets dans des camions semi-remorques

La police de Toronto dit avoir saisi environ 444 kilos de cocaïne, 157 kilos de méthamphétamine, 427 kilos de cannabis, et des comprimés d’oxycodone.Des semi-remorques avec des compartiments cachés ont été utilisés pour faire passer en contrebande au Canada des centaines de kilos de drogues illégales du Mexique, via les États-Unis, a déclaré mardi la Police de Toronto, qui annonçait le démantèlement d’une vaste opération internationale.

Vingt personnes, pour la plupart originaires du Grand Toronto, font face à un total de 182 accusations, a indiqué la police. Les policiers ont saisi en tout plus d’un millier de kilos de drogues illicites, 21 véhicules, près d’un million de dollars et une arme à feu.

Le chef de la police de Toronto, James Ramer

Les quantités de drogues illicites saisies lors de l’opération sont franchement stupéfiantes « , a déclaré le chef de la police de Toronto, James Ramer, en détaillant les grandes quantités de cocaïne, de méthamphétamines (« crystal meth ») et d’autres substances saisies.

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La saisie aura-t-elle un effet sur le marché illicite?

Selon James Ramer, la saisie aura un grand impact sur le marché de la drogue illicite dans la région de Toronto.

Mais, le professeur au Département de criminologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, Eugene Oscapella, croit que l’intervention policière pourrait entraîner également des effets pervers. Selon lui, la saisie d’une aussi grande quantité de drogue pourrait créer une pénurie à Toronto, ce qui entraînerait une augmentation des prix de la drogue en circulation. Ça va augmenter les bénéfices des criminels qui n’ont pas été arrêtés. Et ça va forcer les gens qui ont une dépendance à commettre plus de crimes pour acheter les mêmes drogues à des prix plus élevés, explique-t-il.

Le spécialiste du marché de la drogue affirme que la saisie dissuadera certains criminels mineurs, mais que les grandes organisations criminelles trouveront toujours des moyens de continuer leurs activités. Il faut trouver d’autres moyens. Principalement, traiter les drogues comme une question de santé, un problème social, au lieu de le traiter comme un problème criminel, juge-t-il.

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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 23 juin 2021

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44 Month Sentence for Passaic County Man Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

June 22, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Rachael A. Honig announced a Passaic County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 44 months in prison for conspiring to distribute…
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Essex County Man Gets Eight Years for Role in $23 Million Money Laundering Scheme

June 22, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Rachael A. Honig announced a Newark man was sentenced today to 96 months in prison for his role in a large international…
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Armed Drug Traffickers Get a Decade in Prison

June 22, 2021
McALLEN, Texas – Two men will now serve substantial prison sentences for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Jose Guadalupe Lopez, 41, Weslaco, pleaded…
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Costa Rican National Extradited and Sentenced in Eastern District of Texas

June 18, 2021
DALLAS – A Costa Rican man was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced today by the DEA Dallas Field Division. Felipe Espinoza-Cruz, 49, pleaded guilty on Feb. 3, 2021, to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine…
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10 Charged in Narcotics Distribution across the Northeast

June 17, 2021
NEW YORK – A long-term wiretap investigation uncovered a sophisticated network of alleged narcotics traffickers who distributed fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in New York City, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the ten men recently arrested in connection with this investigation, three were charged with Operating as Major…
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ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (DEA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 19 juin 2021

Waterville Man Sentenced to 15 Years on Federal Drug Charges

June 17, 2021 BANGOR, ME – A Waterville man was sentenced today in federal court for three drug-related offenses, including conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark…

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Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Meth Distribution

June 16, 2021 ST. LOUIS – U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White sentenced Gregory Simms to 60 months in prison today. The 33-year-old Las Vegas resident previously pleaded guilty in March to possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. On June 13, 2020, St. Charles County police stopped…

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Gang Members Charged in Connection with Murder and Attempted Murder as Part of RICO Conspiracy

June 16, 2021 NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Rachael A. Honig announced a member of the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips appeared in court today on charges that include attempted murder…

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Lewiston Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Conspiring to Cultivate and Distribute Marijuana

June 15, 2021 PORTLAND, ME – A Lewiston man was sentenced today in federal court in Portland for conspiring to manufacture 100 or more marijuana plants and to distribute 100 or more kilograms of marijuana, DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark…

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Stamford Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison

June 15, 2021 BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOAQUIN VERAS, 47, of Stamford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 78 months of…

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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 11 Years on Drug and Gun Charges

June 15, 2021 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Western District of North Carolina Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer and Montana Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson announced today that Wilburn Jonathan Wilson, 26, of Hickory, N.C. was sentenced to 132 months in prison and five years of supervised release on federal drug and gun…

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Alleged CJNG Cartel Enforcers Charged with Drug Trafficking

June 14, 2021 SAN DIEGO – A superseding indictment and arrest warrants were unsealed in federal court against alleged Mexican drug cartel enforcement leaders in connection with their alleged violent support of heroin and methamphetamine trafficking. The superseding indictment, returned on March 6, 2020, plus a related indictment returned on March 16, 2021…

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Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing and Attempting to Sell Fentanyl, Cocaine and Methamphetamine

June 14, 2021 FRESNO, Calif. — Jose Mario Quintero Beltran, 31, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced. According to court documents, on March 31, Quintero…

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Drug Trafficker who Attempted to Shoot Investigators Found Guilty

June 14, 2021 BRUNSWICK, GA: A Liberty County man whose gun malfunctioned when he attempted to shoot at investigators searching for drugs has been found guilty on all charges by a U.S. District Court jury. Charles Hyde, 63, of Hinesville, Ga., was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Brunswick on charges of…

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 : ce que vous n’apprendrez pas en allant au musée de la Douane française à Bordeaux

ÉTATS-UNIS 🇺🇸 (Cap Canaveral): la coke arrive sur la plage

Des membres du 45e escadron des forces de sécurité de l’armée de l’air ont saisi près de 30 kilos de cocaïne qui se sont échoués sur la plage de la station spatiale de Cap Canaveral le 19 mai.

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