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YEAR IN PHOTOS 2016

January 2016

  • Pick-up truck with axel and drive shaft where heroin was found concealed within the axle casing.Pick-up truck with axel and drive shaft where heroin was found concealed within the axle casing.
  • Heroin concealed in axel found in a pick-up truck.Heroin concealed in axel found in a pick-up truck.
  • Carlos Ramon Castro-Rocha, extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking charges.Carlos Ramon Castro-Rocha, extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking charges.

February 2016

  • A local television station interviews Gee Vigna, a mother who lost her daughter to a heroin overdose.A local television station interviews Gee Vigna, a mother who lost her daughter to a heroin overdose.
  • St. Louis Division SAC James Shroba provides an opening statement prior to the start of the Chasing the Dragon movie.St. Louis Division SAC James Shroba provides an opening statement prior to the start of the Chasing the Dragon movie.
  • Dance Team members perform some modern dance moves for the audience.Dance Team members perform some modern dance moves for the audience.

March 2016

  • Methamphetamine and two handguns seized from Jesus Valenzuela.Methamphetamine and two handguns seized from Jesus Valenzuela.
  • Participants at the new Denver Broncos practice facility with the Lombardi Trophy.
Participants at the new Denver Broncos practice facility with the Lombardi Trophy.
  • Special Agent Keith Billiot, USAF Capt. Dana Lyon (wife of 2015 honoree David Lyon), and special agent Gregory participating in one of many physical challenges.
Special Agent Keith Billiot, USAF Capt. Dana Lyon (wife of 2015 honoree David Lyon), and special agent Gregory participating in one of many physical challenges.
  • Board presented in honor of 2016 Denver Division Honoree Sgt Liam Nevins.Board presented in honor of 2016 Denver Division Honoree Sgt Liam Nevins.
  • Erick Erives, arrested by DEA.Erick Erives, arrested by DEA.

April 2016

  • Example of seized, counterfeit hydrocodone pills.Example of seized, counterfeit hydrocodone pills.
  • This sign stating “Dr. Ali is a drug dealer”  was found at Dr. Ali’s clinic. DEA learned that the sign was placed in front of the clinic by unknown persons and removed by Dr. Ali.
This sign stating “Dr. Ali is a drug dealer” was found at Dr. Ali’s clinic. DEA learned that the sign was placed in front of the clinic by unknown persons and removed by Dr. Ali.
  • Jasper Neurological Care/Walker Rural Health Services, owned and operated by Dr. Ali.Jasper Neurological Care/Walker Rural Health Services, owned and operated by Dr. Ali.
  • Approximately $10,000 (all in $20 dollar bills) found in Dr. Ali’s desk next to several loose hydrocodone and oxycodone tablets in a plastic bag.Approximately $10,000 (all in $20 dollar bills) found in Dr. Ali’s desk next to several loose hydrocodone and oxycodone tablets in a plastic bag.
  • Dr. Muhammad Wasim Ali, under arrest on March 27, 2015.Dr. Muhammad Wasim Ali, under arrest on March 27, 2015.
  • Christopher Giles, sentenced to 25 years in Federal prison for selling heroin that led to at least six overdoses.Christopher Giles, sentenced to 25 years in Federal prison for selling heroin that led to at least six overdoses.
  • DEA Baltimore recovered three large duffel bags in the basement of E. Hernandez-Barba’s home, the bags were found to contain $2.4 million.DEA Baltimore recovered three large duffel bags in the basement of E. Hernandez-Barba’s home, the bags were found to contain $2.4 million.
  • Agents recovered 31 kilograms of cocaine from a box in the back seat of the truck driven by William Cornish.Agents recovered 31 kilograms of cocaine from a box in the back seat of the truck driven by William Cornish.
  • 31 kilograms of cocaine and $2.4 million seized by DEA Baltimore.31 kilograms of cocaine and $2.4 million seized by DEA Baltimore.
  • Pallets of containers containing prescription drugs collected, and subsequently destroyed, after a previous DEA Phoenix National Take Back event.Pallets of containers containing prescription drugs collected, and subsequently destroyed, after a previous DEA Phoenix National Take Back event.

May 2016

  • DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative offers an opportunity for Americans to make their homes and medicine cabinets safe from theft and abuse.DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative offers an opportunity for Americans to make their homes and medicine cabinets safe from theft and abuse.
  • Taser and hand grenade retrieved from an apartment.Taser and hand grenade retrieved from an apartment.
  • Three pounds of methamphetamine discovered at a location during today’s warrants.  Three pounds of methamphetamine discovered at a location during today’s warrants.
  • Personnel load a semi-truck with collected prescription drugs from DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.Personnel load a semi-truck with collected prescription drugs from DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

June 2016

  • Vials of steroids at one of the steroid conversion laboratories seized by DEA.Vials of steroids at one of the steroid conversion laboratories seized by DEA.

July 2016

  • “Spice” seized during Wednesday’s DEA led enforcement operation.“Spice” seized during Wednesday’s DEA led enforcement operation.
  • Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as “spice,” seized by DEA.Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as “spice,” seized by DEA.

September 2016

  • DEA Resident Agent in Charge Carl Stewart presenting letters of appreciation to staff at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester for their work to dismantle the McClendon drug trafficking organization.DEA Resident Agent in Charge Carl Stewart presenting letters of appreciation to staff at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester for their work to dismantle the McClendon drug trafficking organization.
  • Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh accepting a commendation on behalf of the DOC from DEA Resident Agent in Charge Carl Stewart for the agency's work during a recent investigationCorrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh accepting a commendation on behalf of the DOC from DEA Resident Agent in Charge Carl Stewart for the agency's work during a recent investigation
  • DEA Caribbean Division Special Agent in Charge Matt Donahue (center in gray suit) with the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) Vice-admiral Edmundo Felix (to his right), Danilo Medina, President of Dominican Republic, US Ambassador James W. Brewster (to his left) and other anti-drug agency representatives from the US and Central America.DEA Caribbean Division Special Agent in Charge Matt Donahue (center in gray suit) with the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) Vice-admiral Edmundo Felix (to his right), Danilo Medina, President of Dominican Republic, US Ambassador James W. Brewster (to his left) and other anti-drug agency representatives from the US and Central America.
  • (L-R) The United States Ambassador James W. Brewster and SAC Donahue talking with the DNCD Vice-Admiral Edmundo Felix.(L-R) The United States Ambassador James W. Brewster and SAC Donahue talking with the DNCD Vice-Admiral Edmundo Felix.
  • DEA SAC Donahue addressing the Dominican Republic press.DEA SAC Donahue addressing the Dominican Republic press.
  • Luis Alfonso Felix-Hernandez, continuing his drug trafficking operations from within prison walls, found guilty of multiple federal charges.Luis Alfonso Felix-Hernandez, continuing his drug trafficking operations from within prison walls, found guilty of multiple federal charges.