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January 16, 2020

Eleven people charged In federal court with heroin and fentanyl trafficking in the Milwaukee area

MILWAUKEE - DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Paul E. Maxwell, Jr. and Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that 11 defendants have been charged with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 40 grams or more of fentanyl in the Milwaukee area. Over one kilogram of fentanyl has been seized during the course of the investigation. If convicted of the heroin and fentanyl charges, each defendant faces a mandatory minimum term of five years in prison.

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January 16, 2020

Prolific wholesale fentanyl distributor sentenced to 35 years in federal prison after seizure of more than $4 million in cash and 10 kilograms of fentanyl from the defendant—enough to kill 5 million people

BALTIMORE – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett today sentenced Paul Alexander, aka David Paul Hayes, aka “Shorty”, age 47, of Hanover, Maryland, to 35 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, on five federal charges including conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substances—specifically fentanyl, possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

January 16, 2020

Duo charged in a criminal complaint

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Steven Hecke, age 44, and Samuel Battell, age 34, both of Fort Wayne were charged in a criminal complaint filed late Jan. 15, 2020, with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl along with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

January 16, 2020

Twenty-six people charged with trafficking at least five kilograms of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl between Puerto Rico and Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE- DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Paul E. Maxwell Jr., and Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that 26 defendants have been charged in federal court with trafficking at least five kilograms or more of cocaine as well as distributable quantities of heroin and fentanyl. The defendants were also charged with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. If convicted, each defendant faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and up to life in prison.

January 16, 2020

Soldotna man sentenced to federal prison for heroin distribution

SEATTLE – Matthew Sean Bremond, 32, of Soldotna, Alaska, was sentenced yesterday by Sr. U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline, to serve nine years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing large quantities of heroin throughout the Kenai Peninsula. In September 2019, Bremond pleaded guilty to one count of drug distribution. 

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