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YEAR IN PHOTOS 2015

January 2015

  • Various packages containing anabolic steroids in vials and capsules—ready for sale and distribution. (Operation Bad Mussels, Phoenix Division).Various packages containing anabolic steroids in vials and capsules—ready for sale and distribution. (Operation Bad Mussels, Phoenix Division).
  • Encapsulating machines; raw powder and empty capsules; plastic bags; shotgun and handgun. (Operation Bad Mussels, Phoenix Division).Encapsulating machines; raw powder and empty capsules; plastic bags; shotgun and handgun. (Operation Bad Mussels, Phoenix Division).
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Vials of anabolic steroids found in a storage facility. (Operation Bad Mussels, Phoenix Division).Vials of anabolic steroids found in a storage facility. (Operation Bad Mussels, Phoenix Division).
  • Alma Motorcycle Club member's leather vest; multiple packages of steroid capsules; encapsulating machines; knuckle rings. (Operation Bad Mussels, Phoenix Division).Alma Motorcycle Club member's leather vest; multiple packages of steroid capsules; encapsulating machines; knuckle rings. (Operation Bad Mussels, Phoenix Division).
  • Guns seized during the duration of Operation Wild Wild East.Guns seized during the duration of Operation Wild Wild East.
  • Guns seized during the duration of Operation Wild Wild East.Guns seized during the duration of Operation Wild Wild East.
  • State seizure of heroin and crack cocaine during Operation Wild Wild East.
State seizure of heroin and crack cocaine during Operation Wild Wild East.
  • Drugs and money seized during Operation Wild Wild East.Drugs and money seized during Operation Wild Wild East.
  • Drugs seized during Operation Wild Wild East.Drugs seized during Operation Wild Wild East.

February 2015

  • Louisiana State police officer and a DEA agent from the Lafayette Post of Duty conducting a search warrant at Desperado’s Cabaret.Louisiana State police officer and a DEA agent from the Lafayette Post of Duty conducting a search warrant at Desperado’s Cabaret.
  • Forfeited business, Desperado’s Cabaret in Carencro, Louisiana.Forfeited business, Desperado’s Cabaret in Carencro, Louisiana.
  • USCG retrieved 43 packages of suspected contraband aboard a Finnish-flagged sailing vessel in the Caribbean Sea.USCG retrieved 43 packages of suspected contraband aboard a Finnish-flagged sailing vessel in the Caribbean Sea.
  • DEA and the USCG seized 1,729 pounds of marijuana.DEA and the USCG seized 1,729 pounds of marijuana.

March 2015

  • Caribbean Corridor Strike Force seized 2,425 pounds of cocaine off the southern coast of Vieques, Puerto Rico.Caribbean Corridor Strike Force seized 2,425 pounds of cocaine off the southern coast of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

April 2015

  • Bundles of cash seized during the operation.Bundles of cash seized during the operation.
  • Finished Spice product – packaged and ready for shipment.
Finished Spice product – packaged and ready for shipment.
  • Photos of spice manufacturing at various stages.  Cement mixers, bulk damiana leaf in bags and bins.Photos of spice manufacturing at various stages. Cement mixers, bulk damiana leaf in bags and bins.
  • Cement mixers used in the manufacturing of spice.Cement mixers used in the manufacturing of spice.
  • Bins with bulk damiana leaf used in the manufacturing of spice.Bins with bulk damiana leaf used in the manufacturing of spice.
  • Weapons seized during an investigation leading to the arrest of several individuals, including a Great Neck (NY) cardiologist.Weapons seized during an investigation leading to the arrest of several individuals, including a Great Neck (NY) cardiologist.
  • Weapons seized during an investigation leading to the arrest of several individuals, including a Great Neck (NY) cardiologist.Weapons seized during an investigation leading to the arrest of several individuals, including a Great Neck (NY) cardiologist.
  • Weapons seized during an investigation leading to the arrest of several individuals, including a Great Neck (NY) cardiologist.Weapons seized during an investigation leading to the arrest of several individuals, including a Great Neck (NY) cardiologist.
  • Weapons seized during an investigation leading to the arrest of several individuals, including a Great Neck (NY) cardiologist.Weapons seized during an investigation leading to the arrest of several individuals, including a Great Neck (NY) cardiologist.
  • Miscellaneous packets of Spice seized in the investigation.
Miscellaneous packets of Spice seized in the investigation.
  • Websites found by investigators where Rasheed Ali Muhammad  marketed his synthetic drugs for sale.
Websites found by investigators where Rasheed Ali Muhammad marketed his synthetic drugs for sale.
  • Websites found by investigators where Rasheed Ali Muhammad  marketed his synthetic drugs for sale.
Websites found by investigators where Rasheed Ali Muhammad marketed his synthetic drugs for sale.
  • Websites found by investigators where Rasheed Ali Muhammad  marketed his synthetic drugs for sale.
Websites found by investigators where Rasheed Ali Muhammad marketed his synthetic drugs for sale.
  • Websites found by investigators where Rasheed Ali Muhammad  marketed his synthetic drugs for sale.
Websites found by investigators where Rasheed Ali Muhammad marketed his synthetic drugs for sale.
  • Over 30 pounds of heroin hidden in a Honda and discovered by the canine unit.Over 30 pounds of heroin hidden in a Honda and discovered by the canine unit.

May 2015

  • 70 kilograms of heroin hidden in a concealed compartment70 kilograms of heroin hidden in a concealed compartment
  • Thirteen thousand pounds of marijuana inside the cargo freighter Caribbean Soul were offloaded in Ponce, Puerto Rico, May 17, 2015, after DEA, Coast Guard, and the Royal Netherlands Navy seized the drug shipment, the cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction by the HNLMS Zeeland May 13, 2015, in the Caribbean Sea.Thirteen thousand pounds of marijuana inside the cargo freighter Caribbean Soul were offloaded in Ponce, Puerto Rico, May 17, 2015, after DEA, Coast Guard, and the Royal Netherlands Navy seized the drug shipment, the cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction by the HNLMS Zeeland May 13, 2015, in the Caribbean Sea.
  • The cargo freighter Caribbean Soul is moored in Ponce, Puerto Rico May 17, 2015, after DEA, Coast Guard, and the Royal Netherlands Navy seized 13,000 pounds of marijuana, the cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction by the HNLMS Zeeland May 13, 2015 in the Caribbean Sea.The cargo freighter Caribbean Soul is moored in Ponce, Puerto Rico May 17, 2015, after DEA, Coast Guard, and the Royal Netherlands Navy seized 13,000 pounds of marijuana, the cargo freighter and apprehended 12 smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction by the HNLMS Zeeland May 13, 2015 in the Caribbean Sea.
  • As part of Operation Pilluted, DEA Little Rock arrested drug suspects at KJ Medical Clinic. This case is the largest single pharmaceutical operation in law enforcement history. Operation Pilluted resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons and targeted pill mills, doctors prescribing for non-medical purposes, and illicit pharmacies.As part of Operation Pilluted, DEA Little Rock arrested drug suspects at KJ Medical Clinic. This case is the largest single pharmaceutical operation in law enforcement history. Operation Pilluted resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons and targeted pill mills, doctors prescribing for non-medical purposes, and illicit pharmacies.
  • As part of Operation Pilluted, DEA Little Rock arrested drug suspects at KJ Medical Clinic. This case is the largest single pharmaceutical operation in law enforcement history. Operation Pilluted resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons and targeted pill mills, doctors prescribing for non-medical purposes, and illicit pharmacies.As part of Operation Pilluted, DEA Little Rock arrested drug suspects at KJ Medical Clinic. This case is the largest single pharmaceutical operation in law enforcement history. Operation Pilluted resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons and targeted pill mills, doctors prescribing for non-medical purposes, and illicit pharmacies.
  • As part of Operation Pilluted, DEA Little Rock arrested drug suspects at KJ Medical Clinic. This case is the largest single pharmaceutical operation in law enforcement history. Operation Pilluted resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons and targeted pill mills, doctors prescribing for non-medical purposes, and illicit pharmacies.As part of Operation Pilluted, DEA Little Rock arrested drug suspects at KJ Medical Clinic. This case is the largest single pharmaceutical operation in law enforcement history. Operation Pilluted resulted in the seizure of drugs and weapons and targeted pill mills, doctors prescribing for non-medical purposes, and illicit pharmacies.
  • Heroin bricks seized at  an apartment at 20 Laurel Hills in Manhattan.Heroin bricks seized at an apartment at 20 Laurel Hills in Manhattan.
  • Heroin bags hidden in chip bags at the scene of a Heroin Mill.Heroin bags hidden in chip bags at the scene of a Heroin Mill.
  • Heroin found at the scene of a Heroin Mill.Heroin found at the scene of a Heroin Mill.

June 2015

  • Approximately $600,000 seized in the raid at the Scarsdale residence of Dr. Rogelio Lucas and his wife Lydia Lucas.
Approximately $600,000 seized in the raid at the Scarsdale residence of Dr. Rogelio Lucas and his wife Lydia Lucas.

July 2015

  • Eddie Bejar  is considered a fugitive. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 713-693-3000. (DEA Houston Division)Eddie Bejar is considered a fugitive. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 713-693-3000. (DEA Houston Division)
  • Jean Lucio is considered a fugitive. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 713-693-3000. (DEA Houston Division)Jean Lucio is considered a fugitive. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 713-693-3000. (DEA Houston Division)
  • A mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine packaged as retail candy. (Presented as Exhibit A Case 8:15-mj-01441-MAP.)A mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine packaged as retail candy. (Presented as Exhibit A Case 8:15-mj-01441-MAP.)
  • Edward Sayegh sentenced to four years in prison.Edward Sayegh sentenced to four years in prison.

September 2015

  • Dr. Gerald Surya, who has been licensed to practice medicine in New York State for 19 years, allegedly wrote prescriptions in the names of individuals with no legitimate medical need for the controlled substances.Dr. Gerald Surya, who has been licensed to practice medicine in New York State for 19 years, allegedly wrote prescriptions in the names of individuals with no legitimate medical need for the controlled substances.
  • Seized ICE in plastic containers.Seized ICE in plastic containers.
  • Finished crystal meth (ICE).Finished crystal meth (ICE).
  • Meth in flammable solution on stove top.Meth in flammable solution on stove top.
  • DEA special agents assisted the U.S. Secret Service with security during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families conference on September 26th and 27th , 2015. DEA special agents assisted the U.S. Secret Service with security during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families conference on September 26th and 27th , 2015.
  • Pope Francis waving to the crowd at Independence Hall. Pope Francis waving to the crowd at Independence Hall.
  • Heroin seized from a public storage unit during a Task Force search.Heroin seized from a public storage unit during a Task Force search.
  • A search of the suspect’s vehicle and apartment, resulted in the seizure heroin from the vehicle and heroin and cash from the residence.A search of the suspect’s vehicle and apartment, resulted in the seizure heroin from the vehicle and heroin and cash from the residence.

October 2015

  • District of Puerto Rico announce the results of the DEA lead arrest operation during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Picture are (L-R) ATF RAC Felix Rios, DEA ASAC James Doby and U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia RodriguezDistrict of Puerto Rico announce the results of the DEA lead arrest operation during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Picture are (L-R) ATF RAC Felix Rios, DEA ASAC James Doby and U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez
  • Guns, money and synthetic drugs seized as part of Project Synergy IIIGuns, money and synthetic drugs seized as part of Project Synergy III
  • Seized drugs as part of Project Synergy IIISeized drugs as part of Project Synergy III
  • Seized barrels of MMA discovered in Arizona.Seized barrels of MMA discovered in Arizona.

December 2015

  • U.S. currency seized by DEA Shreveport Resident Office during Operation Pit Stop investigation.
U.S. currency seized by DEA Shreveport Resident Office during Operation Pit Stop investigation.
  • U.S. currency seized by DEA Shreveport Resident Office during Operation Pit Stop investigation.U.S. currency seized by DEA Shreveport Resident Office during Operation Pit Stop investigation.

 
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