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November 21, 2019

Madera County residents indicted for dealing heroin that caused overdose death

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Georgia Nicole Dean, 36, and Ashley Michelle Hill, 32, both of Coarsegold, charging them with selling heroin that resulted in the overdose death of another Coarsegold resident, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen announced. Dean and Hill are also charged with conspiring to distribute the heroin that resulted in the victim’s death.

November 21, 2019

Chicago pharmacy technician sentenced to five years in prison for stealing opioids and selling them for profit

CHICAGO — A former technician at a Chicago pharmacy has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for stealing thousands of pills of hydrocodone and selling them for a profit.

Elizabeth Cruz worked at Allcare Discount Pharmacy, located in the 2700 block of West North Avenue in Chicago. From October 2015 to December 2017, Cruz and a co-defendant, Jacqueline Green, conspired to steal approximately 56,108 pills of hydrocodone and sell them outside the pharmacy. Cruz and Green received at least $10,800 in proceeds from the sale of the stolen pills. 

November 20, 2019

State inmate sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison for running cocaine and crack ring while incarcerated

HARTFORD, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham announced that Westley Northrup, also known as “Piff,” 31, formerly of Meriden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 94 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for operating a drug trafficking ring while he was incarcerated. 

November 20, 2019

Madison man charged dealing cocaine

MADISON, Wis. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictment today. 

Matthew Guirlando, 34, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with four counts of distributing cocaine and one count of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that he distributed cocaine on May 2, July 9, July 25, and September 19, 2019, and that he possessed cocaine with the intent to distribute on Oct. 7, 2019.

November 20, 2019

Federal grand jury in Madison, Wis., returns indictment against heroin drug trafficker

MADISON, Wis. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictment today. 

James Britton, 31, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with three counts of distributing heroin and one count of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute. The indictment alleges that he distributed heroin on Oct. 30, Nov. 4, and Nov. 6, 2019, and that he possessed heroin with the intent to distribute on Nov. 14, 2019.

If convicted, Britton faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. 

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