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December 28, 2020

Depew woman pleads guilty to narcotics conspiracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Sarah Szymanski, 29, of Cheektowaga, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to conspiring to distribute heroin. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, and a $5,000,000 fine. 

December 23, 2020

10 Arrested in McAlester for Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The DEA announced today that ten defendants have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere.

December 21, 2020

Two Passaic County men sentenced for roles in narcotics conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito, announced two Paterson, New Jersey, men were sentenced today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

December 18, 2020

Meth “mules” plead guilty in 23-kilo bust on I-75

MACON, Ga. Two women arrested in possession of more than 23 kilos of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on I-75 have pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and are both facing a maximum twenty years in prison for their crimes, said Peter D.

December 17, 2020

DEA launches “Secure Your Meds” winter campaign

OMAHA, Nebraska – As part of its continuing efforts to reduce drug misuse and overdose, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is launching a winter campaign urging the public to “Secure Your Meds.” The current health crisis has magnified the importance of addressing the issue of prescription-drug misuse.

December 17, 2020

Kansas City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Camden County, Missouri.

Stephen Joseph Sanchez, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps Jr. to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Co-defendant Jo Marie Pollina, 37, of Kansas City, Mo.  pleaded guilty to the same charge on June 30, 2020.

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