USA 🇺🇸 (DEA) : toutes les dernières ‘narco-news’ au 19 juin 2022

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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