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January 28, 2019

New Vineyard man sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on gun and drug charges

BANGOR, Maine – Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jordan Richard, 25, of New Vineyard, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 160 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone and discharging a firearm in relation to that conspiracy.  

January 28, 2019

Bakersfield trucker sentenced for shipping drugs sourced from Mexico

FRESNO, Calif. — Darrell Leon Jennings, 51, of Bakersfield, was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen announced.

January 28, 2019

Orlando man sentenced to more than six years

ORLANDO, Fla. – Alexander Rosado-Figueroa, 45, of Orlando, was sentenced to six years and three months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute heroin and cocaine on supervised release for a prior drug conviction. Rosado-Figueroa had pleaded guilty to the possession and distribution offenses on July 3, 2018. He admitted to violating the terms of his supervised release on Nov. 13, 2018. 

January 18, 2019

Drug trafficker sentenced to 121 months for conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine and marijuana across New York City

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, John Santos was sentenced by United States District Judge Frederic Block to 121 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, following his December 2017 guilty plea to participating in a conspiracy to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, and marijuana.

January 16, 2019

Ex-husband and wife duo from Michigan arrested in Yonkers, NY with eight kilograms of heroin

YONKERS, N.Y. – On Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, members of the DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force Group T-12 and Yonkers Police Department Narcotics Unit conducted a narcotics interdiction in the area of Central Park Avenue north of Palmer Road resulting in the seizure of approximately eight kilograms of alleged heroin and the arrest of two individuals for felony drug possession.

January 8, 2019

DEA Omaha Division marks six month anniversary

OMAHA, Neb., – Jan. 8 marked the six month anniversary of the opening of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Omaha Division which covers Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and four counties in Illinois and Wisconsin. Since July 2018, agents across the Division have seized or collected 5,064 pounds of marijuana, 578 pounds of methamphetamine, 145 pounds of cocaine, 64 pounds of heroin and more than 6,000 opioid and pharmaceutical pills. 

December 31, 2018

DEA and Attorney General Kilmartin announces $300,000 settlement with Rite Aid for filling prescriptions of Schedule III controlled substances in excess of statutory maximums

PROVIDENCE, RI - Rite Aid has agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty for filling prescriptions at Rhode Island pharmacies of Schedule III controlled substances in excess of statutory maximums announced Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division, and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin.

December 21, 2018

Two Dominican Nationals residing in Lawrence face up to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking

BOSTON – Two Dominican nationals were arrested yesterday and charged with heroin trafficking.

Angel Martinez-Peguero, 27, and his brother Alexander Martinez-Peguero, 38, both of whom resided in Lawrence, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Angel Martinez-Peguero was additionally charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. They will appear in federal court in Boston this afternoon.

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