TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Patrick Lemuel Bass of Taylor County, was sentenced to eight years in prison for his part in methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. Bass is the last of 25 defendants sentenced in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization operating primarily within Taylor and Madison counties in Florida, and Colquitt County, Georgia.
LOS ANGELES – The culmination of a four-year investigation resulted in a member of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel being sentenced on Dec. 6, 2019 to 180 months in federal prison for narcotics and weapons violations.
PORTLAND, Ore.—David Carl Paulsen, 33, of Bend, Oregon, was sentenced on Dec.10, 2019, to 12 months and one day in federal prison and two years’ supervised release for illegally manufacturing and possessing marijuana during a March 2018 butane honey oil explosion in Bend.
KABUL, Afghanistan – DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon and U.S. Ambassador John Bass have presented the DEA Purple Heart Award to eight DEA-trained officers killed and five wounded in a terrorist attack on Aug. 6, 2019, in Kabul. Another officer was killed and one wounded during a firefight with Taliban-affiliated drug traffickers on Jan. 9, 2019. These men, and several others, were honored for their sacrifice.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged Leanna Zamora, Lindsay Williams, and Shane Cratty with distribution of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge William “Curt” Fallin. The charges were made in a complaint filed today.
MINEOLA, N.Y. – The Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division, Special Agent in Charge Raymond Donovan and Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that the leader of MS-13’s Hollywood Clique on Long Island pleaded guilty yesterday to murder and conspiracy charges.
BOSTON - Drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States and every day we see the impact that drug abuse has on our neighborhoods. This crisis is destroying communities throughout New England and our nation.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Dec. 5, a federal grand jury brought a 14-count indictment against a physician, Edmund Kemprud, of Dublin, charging him with prescribing opioids to patients outside the usual course of professional practice and not for legitimate medical purpose, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.