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July 17, 2019

Syracuse man pleads guilty to federal drug conspiracy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Marcus Sales, 29, of Syracuse, N.Y., pled guilty yesterday to a federal cocaine distribution conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and FBI Albany Field Office Special Agent in Charge James N. Hendricks.

July 16, 2019

DEA, ATF and U.S. Border Patrol operation leads to the arrest of 15 people involved in meth and heroin trafficking in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. – Early this morning, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Border Patrol led a large-scale enforcement action targeting a methamphetamine and heroin drug trafficking organization with ties to a Washington State-based street gang identified as the Eastside Familia Norteno (ESF). Over 300 law enforcement officials, including federal agents and state and local officers, executed 19 federal search warrants located in Grant, Yakima and Adams Counties. 

July 12, 2019

Vice President attends $569 million cocaine offload in Coronado

CORONADO, Calif. – On July 11, 2019, Vice President Mike Pence, Office of National Drug Control Policy Director James W. Carroll, Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon, and Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, attended a United States Coast Guard drug offload at Naval Base Coronado.

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