Press Releases - 2016-07

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July 28, 2016

Sanbornton Man Sentenced For Heroin And Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

CONCORD, N.H. - - Michael Smith, 35, of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to a federal indictment charging him with eight counts of distribution and one count of conspiracy to distribute the Schedule I controlled substance heroin and the Schedule II controlled substance fentanyl, announced Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. 

July 28, 2016

11 Charged In Heroin Conspiracy

LAREDO, Texas - A total of 11 people are in custody following an enforcement operation in two separate, but related cases involving a heroin trafficking conspiracy, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

July 28, 2016

Investigation Of Fentanyl-Heroin Distribution Network Results In 24 Arrests

SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. - Nearly four kilograms of heroin and fentanyl have been seized and 24 people arrested on drug possession and conspiracy charges as a result of an investigation into 10 fatal overdoses in Suffolk and Nassau Counties and nine drug overdoses in which individuals were revived with Narcan, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA), New York Division announced today.

July 28, 2016

Murderer Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 34 Years In Prison

NEW YORK - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA), announced the sentencing yesterday of James Smith, a/k/a “Heavy D,” to 34 years in prison in connection with the 2011 murder of Danny Ulerio (“Lora”) during an attempted drug robbery.      

July 28, 2016

DEA Targets Tucson Synthetic Drug Traffickers

PHOENIX - DEA led multiple enforcement operations in Tucson and the surrounding area this morning as part of a long-term federal investigation involving the sales and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids, aka “spice.”  DEA coordinated the service of 32 federal search warrants in Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado and Long Beach, California, and arrested 18 subjects identified during the course of the investigation.  Those arrested will be facing federal charges stemming from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

July 28, 2016

21 Charged With Trafficking Of Prescription Opiates

PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal grand jury sitting in Portland, Oregon returned a 39-count indictment against Julie Ann Demille, 58, of Clackamas, Oregon, a nurse practitioner licensed in Oregon, Osasuyi Kenneth Idumwonyi, 55, of Spring, Texas, her office manager, and a total of 17 other co-conspirator defendants in a case involving a conspiracy to engage in the illegal dispensation and distribution of the prescription opiates oxycodone and hydrocodone from the Fusion Wellness Clinic located at 2442 SE 101st Avenue, Suite 205, Portland, Oregon 97233.

July 27, 2016

Houston Doctor Convicted For Distributing Prescription Narcotics

HOUSTON, Texas - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts on all 19 counts as charged against a Houston doctor for distributing oxycodone and hydrocodone, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, Houston Division and U.S. Atttorney Kenneth Magidson.

July 27, 2016

DEA Investigation Leads To 42-Count Indictment And Arrest Of Arizona Doctor

PHOENIX - DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman and Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the indictment of Dr. Harinder Kumar Takyar following a 42-count indictment by a state grand jury alleging Dr. Takyar prescribed controlled substances with no medical necessity and provided compensation for the referral of patients to his medical offices in several Arizona cities. DEA agents arrested Dr. Takyar earlier today at his office in Florence, Arizona.

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