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.
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DEA announces arrest of former Honduran congressman and brother of current President of Honduras for drug trafficking and weapons charges
NEW YORK – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and federal prosecutors today announced the arrest of former Honduran congressman Juan Antonio Hernandez Alvarado, aka “Tony Hernandez,” who was charged in Manhattan federal court for drug trafficking, weapons charges, and making false statements to federal agents. Hernandez is the brother of the current president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez. Hernandez was arrested on Nov. 23, 2018, in Miami and will appear this afternoon in Miami federal court before a United States Magistrate Judge.
TULSA, Okla. – An Owasso physician pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to leading multiple conspiracies to write fraudulent opioid prescriptions in an effort to support his drug habit.
Special Agent in Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr., of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and United States Attorney Trent Shores announced that Dr. Jeremy David Thomas, 42, was convicted of drug conspiracies in five separate federal cases.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Philadelphia Field Division Special Agent in Charge Jon Wilson announced today that the DEA and Jennifer Lewis-Hall from PHL 17 will be hosting a Youth Drug Summit at Temple University on Nov. 27, 2018, as part of the DEA’s 360 Strategy.
NEWARK, N.J. – A member of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips who was arrested earlier this week in Durham, North Carolina, on charges that include RICO conspiracy, attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder had his initial appearance in federal court today, announced Special Agent in Charge Valerie A. Nickerson, of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's New Jersey Division, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito.
MISSOULA, Colo. – The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Pharmacy and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have reached an agreement settling alleged pharmacy violations in which the pharmacy will pay a $95,520 civil penalty and take other steps to ensure compliance with federal law and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration regulations, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme announced.
TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Valerie A. Nickerson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced two Hunterdon County, New Jersey, women were sentenced today to federal prison terms for their respective roles in an oxycodone distribution conspiracy in Flemington, New Jersey.
DETROIT – On Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Detroit Field Division announced the opening of the Traverse City Post of Duty. This new post of duty will allow the DEA to better serve Michigan by identifying, disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations and their subsidiary organizations operating in the northern Michigan area. Also announced was the DEA’s partnership with the Michigan State Police Traverse Narcotics Team (T.N.T.). The DEA Traverse City Post of Duty is collocated with the T.N.T.
ST. LOUIS –The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Marshals Service extradited Armando Medina-Hernandez from Mexico on Nov. 7, 2018, to face federal drug trafficking charges in the Southern District of Illinois.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - More than 40 associates of the notorious Ghost Face Gangsters, a violent, white supremacist criminal street gang operated largely from inside prisons, have been indicted on federal charges related to drug trafficking and firearms possession throughout eastern Georgia and beyond.