Press Releases - 2017-09

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September 18, 2017

La Familia Michoacan Drug Cartel Leader Pleads Guilty To Drug Distribution And Money Laundering Charges

DALLAS - Arnoldo Rueda-Medina, aka “La Minsa,” 47, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez today and pleaded guilty to federal offenses in connection with his leadership roles in the “La Familia Michoacán” Mexican drug cartel, announced DEA Dallas Division’s Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. and U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

September 18, 2017

Twenty Charged In Drug Distribution Conspiracy

DALLAS - A total of 20 individuals are now in custody following a law enforcement operation this week led by special agents of the Drug Enforcement (DEA).  Seventeen of the 20 charged were in the United States illegally at the time the offenses occurred  Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the Drug Enforcement Administration and John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas announced today.

September 18, 2017

DEA’s Traveling Exhibit “Drugs: Costs And Consequences” Opening In Cedar Park, Texas Gala And Ceremony To Be Held Thursday Evening Sept. 21, 2017 At 7:30 PM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony To Be Held September 22, 2017 At 10:00 AM

CEDAR PARK, Texas - DEA’s traveling exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” will open in Cedar Park, Texas at the Texas Museum of Science & Technology on September 22, 2017. Running through June 30, 2018, the exhibit will explore the science behind drug addiction, drug cartels, narcoterrorism, and the myriad of costs of illegal drugs - to individuals, local communities, American society as a whole, and the world.

September 18, 2017

DEA-NJ And NYPD Recover 270 Pounds Of Fentanyl, Heroin And Cocaine With A Street Value Of Over $30 Million

NEW YORK - Carl J. Kotowski, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced the seizure of 122 kilograms of (nearly 270 pounds) with a street value of over $30 million, including 64 (over 140 pounds) of pure fentanyl, as a result of two investigations.

September 18, 2017

Dubuque Man Gets Over 20 Years In Prison For Fentanyl Trafficking Resulting In Death And Serious Injuries

OMAHA - Darrin Thimmesch, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha District Office, today announced that Antrell Desharron Lewis, 24, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to over 20 years in prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and furanylfentanyl.  In April of 2017, the US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa found Lewis responsible for distributing heroin and furanylfentanyl resulting in death and serious bodily injury, which he was sentenced for today.  “This case illustrates that as a community, we need to realize the deadly

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