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November 9, 2018

Baton Rouge man indicted for international money laundering in furtherance of an international drug conspiracy and other related charges

BATON ROUGE, La. – A federal grand jury recently returned a five-count indictment charging Donovan J. Barker, age 59, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with aiding and abetting a conspiracy to distribute tramadol and carisoprodol, international money laundering, unlawful money transmitting, and possession of tramadol. On Oct. 25, 2018, Barker made his initial appearance in court and pled not guilty to the pending charges.

November 9, 2018

Seven indicted on meth distribution conspiracy

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - On April 13, 2018, the Dayton, Ohio Drug Enforcement Administration Office contacted the Cheyenne Resident Office regarding a vehicle traveling through Wyoming from California, suspected of transporting a large quantity of narcotics. DEA's Cheyenne Resident Office, working with state and local counterparts, located the vehicle in Laramie, Wyoming. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and law enforcement located and seized 36 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 kilogram of fentanyl and 1 kilogram of heroin.

November 9, 2018

Washington state based research laboratory and owner indicted for falsifying opioid addiction drug research trials

SPOKANE, Wash.  – Yesterday, a 47-count federal indictment was unsealed against two Richland, Washington based companies, Mid Columbia Research LLC and Zain Research LLC, and their owner, Sami Anwar. The indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, and furnishing false information to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of at least $274,642.80 representing the proceeds of the alleged fraud. 

November 9, 2018

Czar Entertainment founder James Rosemond sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of Lowell Fletcher

NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman, announced that James Rosemond, aka “Jimmy the Henchman,” was sentenced today to life plus 30 years in prison for ordering the murder of Lowell Fletcher, aka “Lodi Mack.” A jury convicted Rosemond of murder-for-hire, conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, and firearms offenses following a nine-day retrial before U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who sentenced Rosemond.

November 9, 2018

Eighteen members and associates of Selma street gang charged in Mobile federal court with narcotics and firearms offenses

MOBILE, Ala. – A twenty-three count indictment charging 18 members and associates of a Selma-based street gang known as the “MLK Gang” with narcotics conspiracy and firearms offenses was unsealed yesterday, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam and United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama.

November 8, 2018

Leader of Cartel Del Noreste and newphew of Los Zetas leaders receives two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years in federal prison

WACO, Texas - U.S. District Judge Alia Moses sentenced 38-year-old Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez, aka "Kiko," nephew of Los Zetas leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, aka "Z-40" and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales aka "Z-42", to two consecutive life imprisonment sentences plus 20 years in federal prison. In addition to the prison terms, Judge Moses ordered that Trevino pay a $2 million fine and a $2 million money judgment.

November 8, 2018

Federal jury convicts Buffalo man of drug distribution resulting in overdose death

NEW YORK U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and DEA New York Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall announced today that a federal jury has convicted Dontrell Wise, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, butyryl fentanyl, fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl; and distribution of fentanyl causing death. As a result of Wise’s criminal history, the “death results” charge carries with it a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

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