SAN DIEGO – Orlando Balderas Guerrero, of Menifee, Calif., was sentenced in federal court today to 10 years in custody for participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
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Trafficker smuggling large quantities of deadly fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine sentenced to 168 months
SAN DIEGO – April Spring Kelly, of San Diego, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to 14 years in prison for conspiring to smuggle more than 450,000 fentanyl pills from Mexico into the United States during a nine-month period ending in October 2018.
GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Patrick Teon Robinson, age 27, of Beltsville, Maryland, to 11 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. The sentence was imposed on Dec. 20, 2019.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the seizure of 44 website domains offering to sell illicit vaping cartridges containing THC and other adulterated substances. This enforcement effort – part of Operation Vapor Lock – is a result of DEA’s continued coordination with interagency and law enforcement partners to address the evolving health hazard caused by illicit vaping products.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and a quantity of fentanyl.
ABINGDON, Va. – Dr.
DEA and federal, state and local law enforcement announce one of the largest takedowns of MS-13 gang members and associates in nation's history
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini today announced the results of an almost two-year-long investigation that resulted in one of the largest takedowns of MS-13 gang members and associates in U.S. history.
Boston man sentenced to three years probation for selling crack cocaine to Bedford VA Medical Center residents
BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for distributing crack cocaine. Austin Wilkerson, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to three years of probation. In 2018, Wilkerson pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine, on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus in Bedford.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Marlon Thompson was arraigned yesterday in federal court in Central Islip before United States Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson on an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and heroin from April 2018 through May 2019, and distribution of a controlled substance containing fentanyl resulting in the fatal overdose of a Fredrick Koenig of Selden, New York, on Dec. 26, 2018. Thompson was ordered detained pending trial.
Thompson was previously detained on state charges and was transferred into federal custody today.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment today against Frank Jonathan Guzman, 27, and Jose Cruz Ivan Aispuro, 34, both of Stockton, charging them with distributing heroin and fentanyl, possessing heroin and fentanyl for distribution, and conspiracy to do the same, U.S. Attorney McGregor W.