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December 3, 2019

Laredoan pleads guilty to role in drug trafficking scheme

LAREDO, Texas – A 24-year-old Laredo resident has admitted he conspired to possess with intent to distribute a large quantity of marijuana, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

December 3, 2019

Member of Eastern European organized crime syndicate sentenced to 198 months’ imprisonment for racketeering and other violent crimes

BROOKLYN, NY – Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Leonid Gershman, aka “Lenny,” a leading member of a violent, Brooklyn-based Eastern European organized crime syndicate that operated primarily in the Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach and Coney Island neighborhoods, was sentenced to 198 months’ imprisonment following his conviction for racketeering – including predicate acts of illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, arson and marijuana distribution – and conspiring to traffick firearms.

December 2, 2019

South Texas woman headed to prison for managing international drug conspiracy

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 25-year-old Pharr resident has been ordered to federal prison following her conviction of conspiring to distribute nearly six kilograms of methamphetamine, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

November 29, 2019

Baltimore fentanyl dealer pleads guilty to distributing thousands of fentanyl tablets made to look like oxycodone

BALTIMORE  – Last week, three defendants facing fentanyl distribution charges appeared in federal court—a Baltimore man pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl and two defendants had their initial appearances on federal indictments charging them for allegedly distributing fentanyl.  One of the defendants is charged federally for distributing fentanyl which resulted in death.  These cases are part of the Maryland U.S.

November 29, 2019

Charlotte couple indicted on conspiracy to distribute prescription opioids in Virginia

ABINGDON, Va. – A federal grand jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Abingdon indicted a Charlotte, North Carolina-based doctor and his wife earlier this week on charges that they conspired to illegally distribute prescription opioids to patients in the Western District of Virginia and then made a false statement about their conduct, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today.

November 26, 2019

Saratoga County drug dealer pleads guilty to overdose death

ALBANY, N.Y. – Steven M. Boice, 30, pled guilty today to distributing furanyl fentanyl that caused an overdose death in Saratoga County in February 2017, and further admitted to possessing two firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. He agreed to be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

November 25, 2019

Willimantic heroin trafficker sentenced to five years in federal prison

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 Xavier Diaz, also known as “Coco,” 30, of Willimantic, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P.

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