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August 30, 2019

DEA announces results in massive statewide opioid sweep

MIAMI – DEA Miami Division Special Agent in Charge Adolphus P. Wright today announced the results of a three-day, statewide enforcement operation targeting opioids. The DEA-led surge brought together hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies throughout Florida. The operation targeted all levels of opioid distributors in the state.    

August 30, 2019

70 kilograms of cocaine worth over $10 million seized in Hunts Point

NEW YORK – DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan, New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett and Bronx District Attorney Darcel D.

August 30, 2019

Chicago man sentenced to three years of prison for trafficking heroin-fentanyl substances in Madison area

MADISON, Wis. – Robert J. Bell, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s Chicago Field Division, and Scott C. Blader, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Corey D. Douglas, 28, of Chicago was sentenced Thursday, August 29 by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to three years of federal prison for conspiring to distribute fentanyl-laced heroin in the Madison area during May through November of 2018. Douglas pleaded guilty to this charge on June 5, 2019.

August 29, 2019

South Texas man guilty of smuggling more than 50 pounds of meth

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 35-year-old Edinburg man has pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute more than 25 kilograms of methamphetamine, announced United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy, Houston Division, and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

On July 7, 2019, Sarafin Rodriguez Pena drove a white Ford Focus into the primary inspection area of the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near Falfurrias. A careful search of the vehicle revealed bundles of methamphetamine concealed within after-market speakers mounted in the car.

August 29, 2019

Lafayette man charged for meth trafficking near elementary school

HAMMOND, IN- Geoffrey Martin, 37, of Lafayette, Indiana, was charged in a criminal complaint with distribution of methamphetamine and with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of an elementary school, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 

August 28, 2019

Norwalk man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for distributing heroin

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and  United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham announced that Joseph Daniels, also known as “Sean,” 36, of Norwalk, Conn., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A.

August 28, 2019

Member of three-state cocaine conspiracy sentenced to five years

MADISON, Wis. – United States Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Field Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Bell and Scott C. Blader, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Diane Williams, 37, of Dubuque, Iowa, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to five years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Williams pleaded guilty to this charge on June 10, 2019.

August 27, 2019

DEA targets sentenced to prison following dark web drug trafficking investigation

PHOENIX – Last week, Kevin Dean McCoy, 28, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and launder proceeds from drug distribution.  McCoy was the final defendant to receive their sentence following a federal DEA investigation into the dark web drug trafficking organization.  Previously, Silvester Ruelas, 50, of Peoria, received a sentence of 20 years in prison and two other co-defendants, Amber Worrell and Peggy Gomez, were sentenced to 10 years in prison and 5 years in prison, respectively.

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