Press Room » DEA News 2017
DEC 21 Chico couple indicted for trafficking methamphetamine in Butte and Shasta counties
DEC 21 Medical doctor indicted for causing patient’s overdose death in Staten Island
DEC 15 Nephews of Venezuela first lady each sentenced to 18 years in prison for conspiring to import cocaine into the United States
DEC 14 Drug Trafficker Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl in which a Young Mother Died after Ingesting
DEC 11 Phone Tip Leads to the Seizure of 13 Kilograms of Cocaine and Nearly 19,000 Envelopes of Heroin
DEC 11 Another Montgomery “pill mill” doctor pleads guilty to drug distribution and money laundering charges
DEC 05 DEA large-scale operation targets 26 pharmacies in three states in attack against illicit opioid abuse and trafficking
DEC 01 Czar Entertainment founder James Rosemond convicted for ordering the murder of Lowell Fletcher
NOV 29 Attorney General Sessions and Acting DEA Administrator Patterson announce new tools to address opioid crisis
NOV 27 Former Seattle Police Officer pleads guilty for role in drug conspiracy transporting large amounts of marijuana to the east coast
NOV 20 Reno doctor sentenced to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter of patient and unlawful distribution of large quantities of prescription drugs
NOV 16 Medford man sentenced to prison for manufacturing hash oil that resulted in butane explosion causing serious injuries to children
NOV 09 Department of Justice announces significant tool in prosecuting opioid traffickers in emergency scheduling of all fentanyls
NOV 07 Drug Enforcement Administration collects record number of unused pills as part of its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day
NOV 02 Doctor, Office Administrator and Nurse Practitioner Selling Rx for Fentanyl and Oxycodone
OCT 27 DEA establishes six new heroin enforcement teams
OCT 24 DEA and local law enforcement partners take back unwanted prescription drugs October 28
OCT 23 DEA releases 2017 National Drug Threat Assessment
OCT 17 Justice Department announces first ever indictments against designated Chinese manufacturers of deadly fentanyl and other opiate substances
OCT 16 DEA to kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign
OCT 13 Four Ohio men indicted in meth distribution conspiracy
OCT 11 Russellville operation results in 44 federal defendants charged with multiple drug and gun crimes
OCT 11 33 Charged in Connection With Violent Gang Activity, Drug Trafficking Near Mill Brook Houses in Bronx
OCT 10 Jose Mercedes, Sr. sentenced to 14 years in prison for major heroin trafficking operation
OCT 03 Robert Patterson named DEA acting administrator
SEP 29 DEA, FBI and CODE join forces to take down major drug trafficking network in central and Oregon
SEP 26 Members of Puerto Rico-based cocaine trafficking operation charged
SEP 20 Three Ecuadorian men and one Mexican man charged with intent to distribute 720 kilograms of cocaine after being apprehended in international waters
SEP 18 DEA-NJ and NYPD recover 270 pounds of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine with a street value of over $30 million
SEP 13 Federal, state and municipal partnership targets fentanyl traffickers
SEP 04 DEA Seizes Heroin, Cocaine and Approximately $1M in Investigation
AUG 31 Alleged marijuana growers in Siskiyou County arrested for conspiring to bribe sheriff
AUG 30 $1 Million Worth of Methamphetamine Secreted in Candles Seized and Five People Arrested
AUG 29 Members and associates of violent Bronx street gang charged in Manhattan federal court with racketeering and firearms offenses
AUG 29 DEA arrests two individuals in synthetic drug conspiracy linked to an overdose death
AUG 25 Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney and DEA announce provisional arrest in London of Pakistani National for drug-trafficking on a massive scale
AUG 22 14 members of Bronx drug trafficking organization charged in Manhattan federal court with narcotics and firearms offenses
AUG 18 DEA Agents seize 30,000 fentanyl pills
AUG 17 DEA Announces “360 Strategy” in Dayton, Ohio to Address Opioid Epidemic
AUG 09 DEA Investigations Lead to Largest Treasury Kingpin Designation Against Mexican Cartel
AUG 07 Sinaloa Cartel Leader Surrenders to US Law Enforcement
AUG 07 5 Charged For Possession of Over 2 Tons of Cocaine in Maritime Enforcement Operation
AUG 04 DEA proposes reduction to amount of controlled substances to be manufactured in 2018
AUG 03 5 Arrests, $4 Million in Heroin Sized From Bronx, Yonkers Packaging Operation in DEA-New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Investigation
AUG 02 Multi-Agency Investigation Dismantles Lea County-Based Drug Trafficking Organization
AUG 01 Massive Fentanyl Seizure in Bronx
JUL 26 DEA-Led Investigation Results in Sentencing of Three Iowa Heroin and Fentanyl Dealers Causing an Overdose Death
JUL 24 Chinese National Arrested, Charged: Distributed Opioids, Including Fentanyl Shipped From China to Ohio
JUL 20 Largest Online "Dark Market" Shut Down
JUL 18 Safeway Pharmacies Pay $3 Million to Resolve Allegations Chain Failed to Timely Report Drug Diversion
JUL 13 National Health Care Fraud Takedown: Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud
JUL 12 Waterbury Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Charge Stemming From Overdose Death in Winsted
JUL 11 DEA launches Targets college drug use
JUL 06 13.5 Million Lethal Doses of Fentanyl: California Man Indicted in DEA-Kansas Highway Patrol Investigation
JUN 29 Two Afghan men plead guilty to conspiring to import heroin into the United States
JUN 28 DEA New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force Operation Reveals La Cosa Nostra Weapons, Drugs, Money Laundering Scheme
JUN 19 China announces scheduling controls of new psychoactive substances/fentanyl-class substances
JUN 15 Member of “Los Piojos” Cocaine Trafficking Family, Responsible for Importing Tons of Cocaine into US Convicted
JUN 15 Hospice Nurse Pleads Guilty To Prescription Opioid Conspiracy Charges
JUN 14 Long Prison Sentences for Two Men Dealing Heroin and Fentanyl Causing Overdose Deaths
JUN 09 Lubbock Fentanyl Distributors Sentenced
JUN 08 22 Charged, 7 Arrested in Major Los Angeles Strike Force Investigation
JUN 06 DEA warns local law enforcement and first responders about the dangers of fentanyl exposure
JUN 03 Bronx Gang Member Sentenced to 42 Years for Murder, Racketeering, and Drug Trafficking
JUN 01 Law Enforcement Disrupts Active Heroin Packaging Operation
MAY 30 More Than 30 Charged With Federal and State Drug, Gun and Immigration Offenses
MAY 26 Major International Cocaine Transporter Extradited From Colombia
MAY 24 Major Mexican Heroin Trafficking Organization Targeted
MAY 24 DEA and Discovery Education Name Operation Prevention Video Challenge PSA Winners
MAY 22 Physician Surrenders License and Sentenced to Probation
MAY 17 Major Illegal Narcotics Ring Dismantled In Elmira, Four Defendants Arrested
MAY 17 Task Force Investigation Targets Leadership of MS-13, including Former Top ‘Shot-Caller’ of L.A. Faction, a Dozen ‘Shot-Callers’ who Supervised Cliques and Three Members Accused of Murder
MAY 15 Sheriff’s Deputies Plead Guilty in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
MAY 12 Former Health Minister of Guyana, Dr. Noel Blackman, Sentenced for Running “Pill Mill” in Long Island
MAY 10 Schenectady Crack, Heroin Trafficker Pleads Guilty
MAY 08 DEA Brings in Record Amount of Unused Prescription Drugs on National Prescription Take Back Day
MAY 08 Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education Announce Finalists in 1st Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge
MAY 02 Eight Violent Drug Traffickers Charged With Six Murders and Multiple Trafficking, Firearms and Racketeering Offenses
APR 28 DEA-Led Investigation of Mexican DTO Results in Charges Against 28
APR 24 38 Years for Lymon on Firearms, Heroin Trafficking Charges
APR 24 DEA Continues Its Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts with Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday
APR 20 7 Sentenced in DEA Investigation of Methamphetamine Trafficking in Alabama
APR 19 Final Defendant in Kalamazoo Heroin Conspiracy Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
APR 18 Head of Ohio Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to 5+ Years in Federal Prison
APR 13 35 Years for Leader of Major Marijuana Trafficking Operation
APR 13 Illegal Alien Sentenced in Cocaine Conspiracy and on Firearms Charges
APR 12 Rockland County Man Indicted for Narcotics Trafficking
APR 11 Bay Point Resident Sentenced To More Than Nine Years for Methamphetamine Trafficking
APR 07 Operation Avalanche: Millions of Narcotic Painkillers Pumped Onto Black Market, Millions Fraudulently Billed to Medicaid, Medicare
APR 05 Alfredo Beltran Leyva Sentenced to Life in Prison for Drug Trafficking
APR 04 Thirty-Six People Indicted for Their Roles in Nassau and Suffolk Heroin Ring that Operated along Rte. 110
APR 03 Bay Area Companies Settle Controlled Substances Violations Claims For $717,250
MAR 31 $2 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized in NYC’s Diamond District
MAR 27 Ecuadoran Brothers Indicted for Heroin Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracy
MAR 24 Lubbock Man Sentenced to 121 Months for Role in Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Marijuana Distribution Conspiracy
MAR 23 California Man Pleads Guilty To Operating Bi-Coastal Marijuana Distribution Ring
MAR 21 Cartel Connected Leader of Large Drug Distribution Ring Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
MAR 20 Birmingham Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Fentanyl that Caused 20-Year-Old’s Death
MAR 20 Orlando Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl that Resulted in Death
MAR 20 New York Pair Face Federal Charges for Heroin Possession with Intent to Distribute
MAR 16 10 Arrests in Investigation of Major Multistate Oxy, Heroin, Fentanyl Trafficking Ring
MAR 15 49 From Two Bronx Drug Trafficking Organizations Charged in Joint DEA/NYPD/HSI Investigation
MAR 14 Three Heroin Dealers Arrested on Federal Drug Charges in Connection to the Overdose Death of a Farmers Branch Woman
MAR 09 Rite Aid Pays $834,200 Settlement for Alleged Controlled Substances Act Violations in Los Angeles
MAR 06 AUC Paramilitary Leader Sentenced to 15+ Years in Prison for International Drug Trafficking
MAR 03 Life Sentences for Leaders of Large Scale Heroin Distribution Network
MAR 01 South Texas Task Force Breaks Up Large-Scale Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracy
FEB 27 13 Years for Trucking Company Owner for Role in $6.5 Million Crystal Meth, Heroin Haul
FEB 23 Former Baggage Handler at LAX Arrested for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy After Allegedly Using Credentials to Pass Cocaine Through Security
FEB 22 Nine Defendants Charged With Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin And Oxycodone In Staten Island, New York
FEB 21 Desoto Man Arrested for Distributing Kilogram Quantities of Heroin in Dallas Metroplex
FEB 17 China Announces Scheduling Controls of Carfentanil and other Fentanyl Compounds
FEB 16 Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Cocaine
FEB 15 DEA Announces “360 Strategy” in Charleston to Huntington, West Virginia Tri-County Area
FEB 14 Houston Doctor and Pharmacist guilty in Pill distribution network
FEB 10 Aryan Brotherhood Members Sentenced in Texas Meth Distribution Conspiracy
FEB 09 Kaiser Permanente Pays $850,000 Settlement
FEB 08 13 Arrested in Scheme to Smuggle Narcotics from Puerto Rico to New York via the U.S. Mail: Over 45 Pounds of Cocaine and Heroin Seized
FEB 07 14 Defendants Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Narcotics Distribution
FEB 06 Latin King Gang Member Indicted for Murder of CW Post Basketball Star Tafare Berryman
FEB 03 Former Ford Dealership Manager Pleads Guilty to Prescription Drug Distribution Charges
JAN 02 Texas Doctor Sentenced in Prescription Drug Conspiracy
JAN 31 DEA: Kenyan Drug Traffickers Arrive in US to Face Charges
JAN 30 Pill Mill Doctor Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Conspiracy, Money Laundering
JAN 27 2nd Major Narcotics Traffickers Extradited To US From Columbia
JAN 20 Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera Faces Charges in New York for Leading a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges
JAN 17 McKesson Agrees to Pay Record $150 Million Settlement for Failure to Report Suspicious Orders of Pharmaceutical Drugs
JAN 13 Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg Meets with Drug Control Officials in China
JAN 10 DEA Warns: “Pink” Overdoses Discovered in Phoenix, AZ
JAN 05 Conviction & Guilty Plea to Internet Drug Trafficking


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