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July 23, 2019

Mt. Pleasant doctor found guilty in federal court of opioid trafficking after Columbia pharmacy visit

CHARLESTON, S.C. – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Dr. Ronald A. Hargrave, 60, of Mt. Pleasant, has been convicted of illegal distribution of controlled substances after a four-day jury trial in federal court in Charleston. Senior United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour of Charleston presided over the trial and will sentence Hargrave at a later date.

July 23, 2019

Two Spokane men sentenced for their roles in unlawfully distributing opioids

SPOKANE, Wash. – Dr. James Stein-Sheridan Shelby, 50, of Spokane, Wash., and Timothy James Felch, 36, also of Spokane, Wash., were sentenced on July 22, 2019, after having pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute opioid pain medications, hydrocodone and tramadol, without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice.

July 23, 2019

Two more "rip crew" members sent to federal prison

McALLEN, Texas – Two men involved with a rip crew responsible for multiple home invasions and car-jackings to steal narcotics in Hidalgo County have been ordered to prison, announced DEA Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.


July 19, 2019

Boston man sentenced for laundering nearly $500,000 in drug proceeds

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for money laundering.

Juan Peguero, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2019, Peguero pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering. Peguero was charged in August 2018 and released on conditions.

On two occasions in 2015, Peguero transferred almost $500,000 worth of drug proceeds - over $398,000 in April and $90,000 in June. 

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