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April 10, 2019

Former couple sentenced in crystal meth conspiracy

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Two Corpus Christi residents have been ordered to federal prison following their conviction for conspiracy to sell crystal methamphetamine and using firearms to facilitate that crime, announced DEA Houston Division Special Agent in Ch

April 9, 2019

Lewiston pharmacy tech sentenced for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Marcella Moore, 44, of Lewiston, Idaho, was sentenced to federal prison earlier today for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye sentenced Moore to 54 months in prison followed by three years supervised release. Judge Nye also ordered Moore to pay over $30,000 in restitution to Owl Pharmacy.

April 9, 2019

East Bay drug traffickers sentenced to 15 years and 10 years in prison

OAKLAND, Calif. – Michael Vicochea was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and Christian Vanleer was sentenced to 10 years in prison, for their respective roles in a drug distribution conspiracy and related crimes, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and DEA Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen. The sentences were handed down by U.S. District Judge Haywood S.

April 9, 2019

Federal investigation of Portland drug trafficking organization reveals black market peso exchange scheme

PORTLAND, Ore.—Esteban Guillen Ramirez, 53, of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, was sentenced on April 7, 2019, to one year in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for his role in a complex black market peso exchange money laundering scheme. The scheme was uncovered in 2015 following a lengthy investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration into a Portland-based heroin trafficking organization.

April 9, 2019

Niagara Falls man sentenced to 78 months for role in drug conspiracy tied to Sinaloa Cartel

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced that Michael Mitchell, 38, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced to serve 78 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

April 8, 2019

Alleged heroin and fentanyl dealer indicted

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Division and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Craig Lester, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., with narcotics conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin, butyryl fentanyl, U-47700, and cocaine; and using and maintaining a drug premises.

April 8, 2019

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2019

SAN DIEGO – April 7–13, 2019, is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – a time for law enforcement, prosecutorial agencies, victim advocates and community members to come together and support victims of crime.

April 8, 2019

North Bay methamphetamine trafficker sentenced to five years prison

SAN FRANCISCO – Agusto Wosbeli Aguilar Meda, a/k/a Maza, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in Marin County, announced United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen and U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S.

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