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December 6, 2018

Madera and Fresno residents indicted for methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment today against Diblaim Alan Valdez-Araux, 31, of Madera, and Fresno residents Erick Lizarraga, 28; Perla Ramos, 29; Brittany Martinez, 26; David Martinez, 66; Rosemarie Martinez, 64; Jesus Bueno, 27; Noyra Gonzalez, 41; and Maricela Castellanos, 54, charging them with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen announced.

December 6, 2018

Belmont man sentenced to nine years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking

CONCORD, N.H. – Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Joseph C. Callahan, 36, of Belmont, New Hampshire, was sentenced in federal court to nine years in federal prison for possessing over five grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  

December 6, 2018

Miami company pleads guilty to structuring financial transactions

ALBANY, NY – Latam Games, LLC of Miami, Florida, pled guilty today to structuring financial transactions to evade currency reporting requirements. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration Keith Kruskall; and Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation James D. Robnett.

December 4, 2018

Leader of Boston based drug trafficking organization sentenced to 16 years in prison

BOSTON – The leader of a Boston-based heroin and fentanyl trafficking organization was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston. Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, aka Fernando Rivera-Rodriguez, 40, a Dominican national formerly residing in Mattapan, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 16 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Lugo-Guerrero will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence.

December 3, 2018

Portland nurse charged with drug trafficking

PORTLAND, Ore. – On Nov. 29, 2018, Rene Elene Griffin Nunn, 59, of Vancouver, Washington, made an initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo.

December 3, 2018

Pharmacist gets 10 years in prison on DEA case

PHOENIX – The DEA today announced the sentencing of former pharmacist, Vilawoe Aku Boadu, to ten years in prison and pharmacy technician, Zinka Sisic, to four years in prison, after DEA agents arrested both individuals and closed two Phoenix area pharmacies last year. Both women were convicted on federal drug and money laundering charges. 

November 30, 2018

Methamphetamine seizures rise in DEA's Omaha Division

OMAHA, Neb., – As the nation recognizes National Methamphetamine Awareness Day today, the Drug Enforcement Administration's Omaha Division announces that it has seen a three percent increase in methamphetamine seizures in one year. The division, which includes Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, registered 817 pounds of seized methamphetamine in 2017 and collected 842.6 pounds in conjunction with state and local law enforcement investigations in 2018.

November 30, 2018

Fort Myers men indicted for a drug trafficking conspiracy that included the killing of an informant

TAMPA, Fla. – An indictment charging Robert Lee Ward 40, Fort Myers with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and tampering with an informant by killing him/her was unsealed today. The indictment also charges Dalton Kelvin McGriff 49, Fort Myers with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The drug conspiracy charge is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. The tampering with an informant by killing offense is punishable by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment or death.

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