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December 4, 2018

Leader of Boston based drug trafficking organization sentenced to 16 years in prison

BOSTON – The leader of a Boston-based heroin and fentanyl trafficking organization was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston. Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, aka Fernando Rivera-Rodriguez, 40, a Dominican national formerly residing in Mattapan, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 16 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Lugo-Guerrero will be subject to deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence.

December 3, 2018

Portland nurse charged with drug trafficking

PORTLAND, Ore. – On Nov. 29, 2018, Rene Elene Griffin Nunn, 59, of Vancouver, Washington, made an initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo.

December 3, 2018

Pharmacist gets 10 years in prison on DEA case

PHOENIX – The DEA today announced the sentencing of former pharmacist, Vilawoe Aku Boadu, to ten years in prison and pharmacy technician, Zinka Sisic, to four years in prison, after DEA agents arrested both individuals and closed two Phoenix area pharmacies last year. Both women were convicted on federal drug and money laundering charges. 

November 30, 2018

Methamphetamine seizures rise in DEA's Omaha Division

OMAHA, Neb., – As the nation recognizes National Methamphetamine Awareness Day today, the Drug Enforcement Administration's Omaha Division announces that it has seen a three percent increase in methamphetamine seizures in one year. The division, which includes Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, registered 817 pounds of seized methamphetamine in 2017 and collected 842.6 pounds in conjunction with state and local law enforcement investigations in 2018.

November 30, 2018

Fort Myers men indicted for a drug trafficking conspiracy that included the killing of an informant

TAMPA, Fla. – An indictment charging Robert Lee Ward 40, Fort Myers with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and tampering with an informant by killing him/her was unsealed today. The indictment also charges Dalton Kelvin McGriff 49, Fort Myers with conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The drug conspiracy charge is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. The tampering with an informant by killing offense is punishable by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment or death.

November 29, 2018

Lawrence man sentenced to 150 months in prison for fentanyl trafficking conspiracy and a second Lawrence man pleads guilty

CONCORD, N.H. – Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Jepherson Emanuel Cabrera, 18, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 150 months in prison and Juan Rafael Tejada-Jiminez, 28, of Lawrence, Massachusetts pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl.

November 29, 2018

Lawrence man sentenced to 36 months for cocaine trafficking

CONCORD, N.H. – Brian D. Boyle Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Jose R. Almonte-Tejeda, 40, formerly of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for possessing over 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute.

November 28, 2018

Multiple sentences imposed in massive synthetic narcotics distribution network

HOUSTON - The five leaders and eight other co-conspirators have been sentenced for their roles in one of the largest synthetic cannabinoids distribution networks in the United States, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick. The sentences ranged from 140 months in federal prison for a leader to probation for an hourly wage clerk who sold the drugs. 

November 27, 2018

DEA Museum opens new forensic science exhibit

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Museum today opened its newest exhibit, “Behind the Scenes: Forensic Science Programs at DEA,” which will be on display through fall 2019. The exhibit is part of the DEA Museum and Visitors Center, located at 700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia, 22202. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and is closed on federal holidays.

November 27, 2018

New York man sentenced to more than 13 years on heroin and firearms charges

BANGOR, Maine – Brian D. Boyle Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney for the District of Maine Halsey B. Frank announced that Reginald McBride, 41, of New York, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr.

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