RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced the unsealing of a 47-count indictment against three individuals in connection with an alleged cocaine trafficking operation in Huntington Station.
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ATLANTA – The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia remains resolute in fighting the opioid epidemic that has plagued communities throughout the United States. According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, more than 140 Americans die daily from an opioid overdose, and in 2017, nearly 1,050 Georgians died from an opioid overdose. It is imperative that all levels of law enforcement, community organizations, policy makers, and citizens remain firmly committed to battling this epidemic.
Eighteen members and associates of Selma street gang charged in Mobile federal court with narcotics and firearms offenses
MOBILE, Ala. – A twenty-three count indictment charging 18 members and associates of a Selma-based street gang known as the “MLK Gang” with narcotics conspiracy and firearms offenses was unsealed yesterday, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Stephen G. Azzam and United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama.
The Drug Enforcement Administration works with practitioners to bring awareness to prescription drug diversion
DETROIT – The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federation State of Medical Boards today hosted the Michigan Practitioner Diversion Awareness Training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy, two other men arrested on federal charges for stealing 600 pounds of marijuana and $100,000 during bogus search
LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy and two alleged cohorts are scheduled to make their first court appearances this afternoon after they were arrested Thursday on federal drug distribution charges that allege they stole 600 pounds of marijuana and $100,000 in cash during an armed robbery at a downtown Los Angeles warehouse by falsely portraying themselves as law enforcement officers executing a search warrant.
Baton Rouge man indicted for international money laundering in furtherance of an international drug conspiracy and other related charges
BATON ROUGE, La. – A federal grand jury recently returned a five-count indictment charging Donovan J. Barker, age 59, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with aiding and abetting a conspiracy to distribute tramadol and carisoprodol, international money laundering, unlawful money transmitting, and possession of tramadol. On Oct. 25, 2018, Barker made his initial appearance in court and pled not guilty to the pending charges.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - On April 13, 2018, the Dayton, Ohio Drug Enforcement Administration Office contacted the Cheyenne Resident Office regarding a vehicle traveling through Wyoming from California, suspected of transporting a large quantity of narcotics. DEA's Cheyenne Resident Office, working with state and local counterparts, located the vehicle in Laramie, Wyoming. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and law enforcement located and seized 36 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 kilogram of fentanyl and 1 kilogram of heroin.
Washington state based research laboratory and owner indicted for falsifying opioid addiction drug research trials
SPOKANE, Wash. – Yesterday, a 47-count federal indictment was unsealed against two Richland, Washington based companies, Mid Columbia Research LLC and Zain Research LLC, and their owner, Sami Anwar. The indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, and furnishing false information to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of at least $274,642.80 representing the proceeds of the alleged fraud.
Czar Entertainment founder James Rosemond sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of Lowell Fletcher
NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman, announced that James Rosemond, aka “Jimmy the Henchman,” was sentenced today to life plus 30 years in prison for ordering the murder of Lowell Fletcher, aka “Lodi Mack.” A jury convicted Rosemond of murder-for-hire, conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, and firearms offenses following a nine-day retrial before U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who sentenced Rosemond.
NEW YORK – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. and DEA New York Division Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall announced today that a federal jury has convicted Dontrell Wise, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, butyryl fentanyl, fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute butyryl fentanyl; and distribution of fentanyl causing death. As a result of Wise’s criminal history, the “death results” charge carries with it a mandatory sentence of life in prison.