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November 14, 2019

Highlands county man sentenced to 18 years in prison for armed drug trafficking

AVON PARK, Fla. - Samuel Martinez, 41, of Avon Park, Florida, was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in prison for armed drug trafficking. 

Martinez previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (Case No. 19-CR-14022).  

November 14, 2019

16 individuals charged or arrested as part of joint law enforcement effort

BURLINGTON, Vt. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont Christina E. Nolan announced a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort that focused on drug trafficking in the areas of Newport and Saint Johnsbury, Vermont.

November 14, 2019

Dover man sentenced to 10 years for methamphetamine trafficking

CONCORD, N.H., – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Alfonz Vei, 45, of Dover, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine. 

November 13, 2019

As Western Maryland battles the opioid crisis, meth is surging

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The number of meth cases, particularly of one-pot meth labs in Western Maryland, has been experiencing a recent surge. DEA agents and partner agencies in Western Maryland are seeing a resurgence of one-pot meth labs in the area -- noting more incidents of meth labs in the area this year than the last 5 years combined.

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