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June 2, 2020

DEA St. Louis Division launches website for community resources

ST. LOUIS – Unintended consequences of social distancing and isolation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic can include increased substance use, experimentation and even relapse for those in treatment and recovery. To help people find support facilities, the Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division, along with community partners, has launched a website that pulls together resources for St. Louis Metro residents.

June 1, 2020

Overland woman sentenced for possessing methamphetamine for distribution

ST. LOUIS –Emily Stephan, 19, of Overland, Missouri, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for possession with the intent to distribute just under 100 grams of methamphetamine.  Stephan appeared in federal court today before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.

May 28, 2020

Asheville man sentenced to more than nine years in prison for drug trafficking

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Today U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Shannon Dale Henson, 46, of Asheville, to 112 months in prison, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  Judge Reidinger also ordered Henson to serve four years under court supervision upon completion of his prison sentence. 

May 28, 2020

Thirteen individuals charged for their involvement in six fatal opioid overdoses across Hillborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties

TAMPA, Fla. – A federal grand jury returned six indictments and one arrest pursuant to a criminal complaint charging 13 individuals for their roles in six fatal opioid overdoses. The indictments also notify the defendants that the United States intends to forfeit any assets that are alleged to be traceable proceeds of the offense. The indictments were returned on May 20 and 27, 2020. The arrest pursuant to the criminal complaint took place on March 30, 2020.        

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May 28, 2020

Niagara Falls man arrested following controlled delivery of packages carrying marijuana and ecstasy

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 that Verquan Jackson, 32, of Niagara Falls, New York was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possessing with intent to distribute MDMA, a/k/a Ecstasy, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and maintaining a premises for drug use and distribution.

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