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May 17, 2019

California man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for fentanyl trafficking offenses

HARTFORD, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Connecticut United States Attorney John H. Durham announced that Omar Villarreal, 27, of La Puente, California, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 84 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for fentanyl trafficking offenses. 

May 16, 2019

Stockton counterfeit pill manufacturing ring dismantled

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents dismantled an alleged Stockton-based counterfeit pill manufacturing ring and arrested six individuals as a result of the investigation, announced DEA Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen.

May 16, 2019

Heroin conspiracy sends doctor to federal prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 37-year-old U.S. citizen who was living in Mexico has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than 10 kilograms of heroin, announced United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Jose Roberto Moya pleaded guilty Oct. 26, 2018.  

May 16, 2019

Cartel transportation head sentenced to federal prison

ATLANTA - Carlos Montemayor, the head of the U.S. arm of the cocaine transportation and distribution network of Edgar Valdez-Villareal, a/k/a La Barbie, has been sentenced to federal prison on charges of cocaine trafficking and money laundering.

May 16, 2019

Moses Lake man sentenced to over 12 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

SPOKANE, Wash. – Loren John Jay Meade, age 32, of Moses Lake, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on October 2, 2018, to conspiracy to distribute 50 or more grams of actual methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Meade to a 12 year and four month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a five-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison.

May 15, 2019

Indictments returned targeting East Bay drug trafficking rings

SAN FRANCISCO – Thirteen defendants were indicted on narcotics trafficking charges announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and DEA San Francisco Division Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen. The indictment follows the arrest of five of the defendants on April 30, 2019, and the execution of search warrants at 13 locations, including nine residences in Contra Costa County, Humboldt County, Fairfield, Suisun City and Modesto. 

May 14, 2019

Flagler Beach man sentenced to nearly 11 years in federal prison for selling benzoyl fentanyl and other drugs online

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Robert Richard Jodoin, 50, of Flagler Beach, was sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for importing GHB into the United States, distributing benzoyl fentanyl, possessing with the intent to distribute N-Ethylhexedrone, maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing controlled substances and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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