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June 16, 2020

DEA launches website

ST. LOUIS – Unintended consequences of social distancing and isolation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic can include increased substance use, experimentation and even relapse for those in treatment and recovery. Two recent reports indicate that the opioid epidemic is still causing problems in the community both during the pandemic and last year:

June 16, 2020

Rome City, Indiana man sentenced to 120 months in prison

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Tommy Gibson a/k/a “Two-Tone,” age 56, of Rome City, Indiana, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady following his plea of guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

June 15, 2020

St. Louis man sentenced to 60 months in prison

ST. LOUIS – United States District Judge E. Richard Webber sentenced Justin Moore, 31, of St. Louis, to 60 months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl.

June 15, 2020

Lancaster man sentenced for role in heroin conspiracy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kevin Hinca, 28, of Lancaster, New York, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin, was sentenced to serve 32 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

June 15, 2020

Bakersfield man sentenced for structuring synthetic drug proceeds

FRESNO, Calif. — Majed Bashir Akroush, aka Magic Mike, 52, of Bakersfield, was sentenced today to two years and nine months in prison for conspiring to structure over $700,000 in cash withdrawals from four different bank accounts associated with his internet businesses that sold synthetic marijuana, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C.

June 13, 2020

Texas bodybuilder charged with conspiracy to sell steroids

HOUSTON - A north Texas bodybuilder has been charged with conspiring to sell steroids, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox.

Philip Russell Archibald, 29, of Lancaster, was charged via criminal complaint with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.  Coconspirator Danielle Bocanegra, 30, of Lampasas, was also charged.

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