SEATTLE – A 38-year-old Seattle man who persisted in trafficking methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, despite repeated run-ins with law enforcement, was sentenced on July 26, 2019, in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 11 years in prison and five years of supervised release.
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BOSTON – Eleven Cape Cod and Rhode Island residents were arraigned yesterday in federal court in Boston on a multi-count indictment charging them with participating in a wide-ranging heroin trafficking conspiracy.
TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced a doctor with offices in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Brooklyn was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for unlawfully distributing prescriptions for anabolic steroids and for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Jose Luis Muniz, age 38, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced on July 23, 2019, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and five kilograms of cocaine. Senior United States District Judge Wm Fremming Nielsen sentenced Muniz to a 135-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 5-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. Muniz was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine.
MIAMI – Alex Nain Saab Moran, 47, and Alvaro Pulido Vargas, 55, both citizens of Colombia, were each charged in an eight-count indictment returned in the Southern District of Florida with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and seven counts of money laundering. The indictment also alleges and seeks forfeiture in excess of $350 million representing the amount of funds involved in the violation.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Ronny Mota, age 29, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 60 months in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin.
Marcus Phillips, a 32-year-old member of the East Terrace Gangsters, faces federal prison time after a jury yesterday afternoon found him guilty of drug and firearms charges, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney John Bash.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Division and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Billy J. Moore, age 32, of Ligonier, Indiana, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his plea of guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, possessing an unregistered destructive device, and distributing methamphetamine, announced the Northern District of Indiana United States Attorney Thomas L.