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August 17, 2018

Long Island convenience store owner sentenced to prison for selling K2 drug from his convenience store

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Osman Ak was sentenced by United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley to a year and one day in prison, to be followed by three years’ supervised release, for selling the illegal drug K2, also known as “spice” and synthetic marijuana, from his convenience store in Medford, New York.  Ak pleaded guilty in November 2017.

August 17, 2018

28 Arrested in Killeen and Waco on federal drug trafficking charges

Federal and state authorities arrested 22 individuals for their alleged roles in a narcotics distribution activities in the Waco and Killeen areas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Division Will Glaspy; United States Attorney John F. Bash; FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs and other law enforcement partners. 

Those arrested today, along with six others who were already in custody, are charged in two separate federal grand jury indictments unsealed in Waco.

August 16, 2018

DEA, DA SINI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service & DA’S East End Drug Task Force announce takedown of alleged Montauk Drug distribution ring

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini, the United States Postal Inspection Service and members of the District Attorney’s Office’s East End Drug Task Force today announced the arrest of 16 individuals in connection with an alleged narcotics ring operating in the Montauk area.

August 16, 2018

Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the U.S. next year. Consistent with President Trump’s “Safe Prescribing Plan” that seeks to “cut nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years,” the proposal decreases manufacturing quotas for the six most frequently misused opioids for 2019 by an average ten percent as compared to the 2018 amount.

August 15, 2018

Investigation into Puente 13 Street Gang leads to federal narcotics, fraud and identity theft charges against 17 defendants

LOS ANGELES - Federal authorities have arrested 12 defendants on federal narcotics and fraud charges stemming from an investigation into the Puente 13 Street Gang. Those arrested last night and this morning are among 17 defendants named in a series of indictments returned by a federal grand jury that allege various offenses, including narcotics, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The other five charged defendants were already in federal and state custody.

August 14, 2018

Lafayette man sentenced to nearly 13 years for drug and gun charges

LAFAYETTE, La. – A Lafayette man was sentenced Monday to nearly 3 years (151 months) in prison for conspiring to distribute multiple quantities of narcotics and illegal possessing a 9 mm handgun.

Jacob Glen Collett, 35, of Lafayette, was sentenced by a U.S. District Judge on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.

August 13, 2018

Nampa man sentenced for distribution resulting in death

BOISE, Idaho - Ryan E. Curtis, 45, of Nampa, was sentenced to federal prison on Aug. 9, 2018, for distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl resulting in death. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Curtis to 240 months in prison. Lodge also imposed three years of supervised release to be served after Curtis is released from prison.

August 13, 2018

DEA New Jersey to take part in Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force

NEWARK, N.J. – Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced the formation of the Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force (Regional Strike Force), a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Health Care Fraud Unit in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division’s Fraud Section (HCF Unit), the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as law enforcement partners at the FBI, U.S.

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