TAMPA, Fla. – Ryan Cotton, 37, of Manatee County, was sentenced to 13 years and four months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and fentanyl. Cotton had pleaded guilty on Feb. 22, 2019.
Orlando, Fla. – Trevor John, 39, of Palm Bay, was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, hydromorphone and heroin. John had pleaded guilty on Feb. 28, 2019.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today the arrest of Kalib Scott Powell, 25, of Evansville, Ind., for the distribution of a Schedule I controlled substance (fentanyl), resulting in death.
HOUSTON- A Carrizo Springs doctor with multiple offices throughout the Southwest Texas border area and his office manager face federal charges in connection with alleged illegal drug distribution, Health Care Fraud, and aggravated identity theft scheme, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy, Houston Division; U.S. Attorney John F. Bash; and, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division and U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. announced that a federal jury convicted Richard Lucas, 34, of Williamsville, N.Y., of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Rosalio Emmanuel Sanchez, age 33, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced on May 29, 2019, after having been convicted after a 5-day jury trial in March 2019, of one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and five kilograms of cocaine and one count of distributing 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, a Montgomery, Alabama nurse practitioner, Lilian Ifeoma Akwuba, 40, received a 10-year sentence for her part in helping run two separate “pill mill” operations in Montgomery over a four-year period, announced Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris with the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Attorney Louis V.