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October 31, 2017

Two Sentenced For Trafficking Meth

LAREDO, Texas - Two U.S. citizens have been convicted of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy, Houston Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

October 31, 2017

Two Ohio Men Indicted For Selling Heroin And Cocaine That Resulted In Fatal Overdose

CLEVELAND - Two Wooster, Ohio men were indicted in the Northern District of Ohio, for distributing heroin and cocaine that resulted in the fatal overdose of a Wayne County, Ohio woman, law enforcement officials said.

Jamie Curtis, 36, and Theodore Alleman, 28, were both indicted on one count of distribution of heroin and cocaine. The charge carries a potential sentencing enhancement because the drugs they distributed resulted in a death.

October 31, 2017

31 Dealers Arrested In Drug Sweep In Yonkers, NY

NEW YORK - Today, James J. Hunt, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement (DEA), City of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner announced a series of arrests which took place yesterday throughout the City of Yonkers, targeting street level drug dealers and suppliers as a result of an intensive 14-month long investigation.

October 30, 2017

Leader Of Drug Trafficking Organization Operating In New Jersey Extradited From The Dominican Republic

NEWARK, N.J. - Valerie A. Nickerson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, and William E. Fitzpatrick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey announced a Dominican national was extradited to the United States over the weekend for his alleged role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for over 16 kilograms of heroin that were seized in New Jersey and New York.

October 30, 2017

Heroin Trafficker Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

SAN FRANCISCO - Mariano Ramos-Lopez was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute nearly a kilogram of heroin, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable William H. Orrick, U.S. District Judge.

October 30, 2017

Oakland Man Sentenced To Almost 20 Years In Prison For Role In Conspiracy To Smuggle Drugs Around Airport Security

OAKLAND, Calif. - Jeremy Luckett was sentenced today to 235 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with the intent to distribute, methamphetamine. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr., U.S. District Judge, following a guilty plea in which Luckett admitted participating in an operation to smuggle methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana through the Oakland International Airport in violation of security requirements.

October 30, 2017

Taft Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy

FRESNO, Calif. - Mario Alvarez-Muniz, 49, a citizen of Mexico and former resident of Taft, entered a guilty plea today to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. 

October 27, 2017

DEA Nashville District Office To Hold 14th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Drug Enforcement Administration’(DEA) Nashville District Office is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups, to hold its 14th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.  This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

October 27, 2017

Canadian Man Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Possession Of 132 Kilos Of Cocaine Located In Airplane

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sylvain Desjardins, 48, of Maribel, Canada, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 96 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing 290 pounds of cocaine in a plane that went down near Athens, Ohio on March 29.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley.

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