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September 23, 2020

Observant bystander travelling through Indiana led DEA Chicago Field Division to historic 225 pound methamphetamine seizure

TERRE HAUTE – DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Michael Gannon said, “On September 15, 2020, an alert citizen noticed six duffle bags in the grass area off of Interstate-70 East by mile marker 37 (halfway between Terre Haute and Indianapolis, Indiana).  Upon receiving the information, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA Terre Haute Post of Duty responded to the scene, resulting in the seizure of 225 pounds of methamphetamine.  This amount

September 23, 2020

Ulster County dentist arrested for illegally dispensing oxycodone

ALBANY, N.Y. - Vivian Letizia, age 62, of Stone Ridge, New York, was arrested yesterday on a criminal complaint charging her with illegally dispensing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice and for no legitimate medical purpose. 

September 22, 2020

Sparta man sentenced to 14 years for meth conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Sparta, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for leading a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Christian County, Mo.

Travis W. Robinson, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 14 years in federal prison without parole.

On March 11, 2020, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing methamphetamine to distribute on premises in which a minor resides.

September 18, 2020

Waterbury man sentenced to 60 months in prison for role in cocaine trafficking conspiracy

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Joevanny Vicente, 34, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy.

September 18, 2020

Takedown completes arrests of 15 alleged drug traffickers

SYRACUSE N.Y. -Five men arrested in Syracuse yesterday are alleged to be members of a conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and heroin operating between Puerto Rico, New York City, and Syracuse, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S.

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