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November 8, 2018

Leader of Cartel Del Noreste and newphew of Los Zetas leaders receives two consecutive life sentences plus 20 years in federal prison

WACO, Texas - U.S. District Judge Alia Moses sentenced 38-year-old Juan Francisco “Kiko” Trevino Chavez, aka "Kiko," nephew of Los Zetas leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, aka "Z-40" and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales aka "Z-42", to two consecutive life imprisonment sentences plus 20 years in federal prison. In addition to the prison terms, Judge Moses ordered that Trevino pay a $2 million fine and a $2 million money judgment.

November 8, 2018

Federal jury convicts Buffalo man of drug distribution resulting in overdose death

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.

November 8, 2018

Men sentenced for methamphetamine distribution in Jacksonville, North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced Samuel Monserrate-Garcia, 55, of Midway Park, North Carolina and Victor Rodriguez, 41, of Jacksonville, North Carolina for their roles in distributing methamphetamine in the Jacksonville area.

November 7, 2018

Drug trafficker sentenced to more than a decade in prison

SAN FRANCISCO – Daniel Jimenez was sentenced today to 10 years and 8 months in prison for his involvement in a cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable James Donato, U.S. District Judge.

November 7, 2018

DEA New York collects 15% more unused pills during 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

NEW YORK – With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, DEA and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million-pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct. 27, DEA and federal, state and local partners disposed of more than 900,000 pounds of prescription medications collected at nearly 6,000 sites across the country.

November 7, 2018

Corpus Man Sent to Prison for Dealing Drugs, Possessing Firearm

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 39-year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. A federal jury convicted Juan Dedios Delagarza Aug. 14, 2018, following two days of trial and less than two hours of deliberation.

November 7, 2018

Unanimous jury convicts heroin supplier after four-day trial

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Acting Special Agent in Charge Keith Kruskall, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Leibys Mercedes was found guilty today of conspiring to distribute heroin. A unanimous jury convicted Mercedes after a four-day trial before United States District Judge Kenneth M. Karas.

November 7, 2018

DEA Denver Division sets new record for 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DENVER – With the robust participation of Americans nationwide, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and its law enforcement partners have now surpassed its 10 million pound goal and collected nearly 11 million pounds of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications over the course of 16 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 16th semiannual event on Oct. 27, DEA and federal, state and local partners disposed of more than 900,000 pounds of prescription medications collected at nearly 6,000 sites across the country.

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