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December 12, 2019

Defendants convicted and sentenced in long-term methamphetamine drug trafficking conspiracy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Patrick Lemuel Bass of Taylor County, was sentenced to eight years in prison for his part in methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. Bass is the last of 25 defendants sentenced in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization operating primarily within Taylor and Madison counties in Florida, and Colquitt County, Georgia.

December 11, 2019

DEA, State Department honor DEA-trained Afghanistan officers killed in terrorist attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan – DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon and U.S. Ambassador John Bass have presented the DEA Purple Heart Award to eight DEA-trained officers killed and five wounded in a terrorist attack on Aug. 6, 2019, in Kabul. Another officer was killed and one wounded during a firefight with Taliban-affiliated drug traffickers on Jan. 9, 2019. These men, and several others, were honored for their sacrifice.

December 11, 2019

Three north bay defendants charged in fentanyl overdose death case

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged Leanna Zamora, Lindsay Williams, and Shane Cratty with distribution of fentanyl, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge William “Curt” Fallin. The charges were made in a complaint filed today. 

December 11, 2019

Bend man sentened to federal prison after hash oil explosion

PORTLAND, Ore.—David Carl Paulsen, 33, of Bend, Oregon, was sentenced on Dec.10, 2019, to 12 months and one day in federal prison and two years’ supervised release for illegally manufacturing and possessing marijuana during a March 2018 butane honey oil explosion in Bend.

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