HOUSTON – With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its 20th Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24th. DEA’s October 2020 Take Back Day brought in a record-high amount of expired, unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs. Over the 10-year span of Take Back Day, DEA has brought in more than 6,800 tons of prescription drugs.
Press Releases - 2021-04
United States District Court Orders Forfeiture of Real Estate Purchased by Mexican Cartel Leader Rafael Caro Quintero with Proceeds of his Drug Trafficking Organization
BROOKLYN, NY –Today, in federal court in Brooklyn, United States District Judge Eric N. Vitaliano entered a Default Judgment and Partial Decree of Forfeiture authorizing the seizure and forfeiture of five pieces of real property located in and around Guadalajara, Mexico.
HOUSTON - Twenty-two defendants from San Antonio, Del Rio and Laredo face federal drug trafficking charges, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff.
A federal grand jury indictment unsealed today charges the following defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance:
MIDLAND, Texas - A federal judge sentenced the last of six defendants who were operating a methamphetamine distribution ring throughout the Odessa area. The judge sentenced 42-year-old Jeremy David Farley, aka “Biker,” to 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute approximately 27 kilograms of methamphetamine throughout the Odessa area, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff, Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerke and DEA Special Agent in Charge Kyle Williamson, El Paso Division.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jesus Manuel Valle, also known as “LoLo,” 24, of East Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for narcotics distribution and firearm possession offenses.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment today against Calvin James Smith, 33, and Marques Julius Johnson, 39, of Sacramento, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Wade R. Shannon announced.
BANGOR, ME - DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced that a New York man was sentenced today in federal court for possessing cocaine base and fentanyl with intent to distribute.
Uncle of Drug Trafficking Ring Leader Pleads Guilty for his Role in Narcotics Conspiracy Operating in the Jamestown, NY Area
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, New York Division announced today that Garland Beardsley a/k/a Charlie Beardsley, 53, of Jamestown NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, a fine of $10,000,000.
Treasury Sanctions Regional Commander of Mexico’s CJNG in Coordination with Justice and State Actions
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Audias Flores Silva (Flores Silva) as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). Flores Silva (a.k.a.
CONCORD, NH – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that William McKay, 48, of Rochester, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, and to distribute, methamphetamine.