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November 19, 2019

Three men charged for conspiracy to distribute 30 kilograms of cocaine

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito announced three men have been charged with conspiring to distribute 30 kilograms of cocaine in Newark.

November 18, 2019

Husband and wife sentenced in connection with pain clinic pill mill scheme

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a Springville couple involved in a St. Clair County pill mill scheme, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division Brad L. Byerley, U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, and IRS-Criminal Investigations Atlanta Field Office Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Holloman.  

November 18, 2019

Drug trafficker with ties to Sinaloa cartel sentenced to over 17 years in federal prison

SEATTLE  - Jaime Montalvo-Mariscal, 27, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced Nov. 18, 2019, after having pleaded guilty on July 22, 2019, for conspiracy to traffic in methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin. Senior U.S. District Judge Nielsen sentenced Montalvo-Mariscal to 210 months in prison.

DEA Special Agent in Charge Keith Weis was pleased with the sentencing. “Opioid abuse is spreading like wildfire devastating our communities and we will aggressively pursue those most responsible for fueling the flames,” said Special Agent in Charge Weis.

November 18, 2019

Virginia man distributing over ½ million dollars of cocaine, found and sentenced to prison

RICHMOND, Va. – A Hopewell man was sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy. 

According to court documents, Lorenzo Coleman, 41, was the leader and organizer of a multi-defendant drug trafficking ring that distributed cocaine in Hopewell and the surrounding areas. Coleman admitted that between 2013 and 2015, he conspired to distribute nearly 15 kilograms of cocaine, an amount worth over $525,000 on the streets of Virginia.

November 15, 2019

Atlanta drug trafficker sentenced for heroin distribution

ATLANTA – Ramone Shirley has been sentenced for possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Shirley is a prior convicted felon who had nearly 200 grams of heroin and two firearms in his possession when officers arrested him in 2018.

November 15, 2019

Hickory, N.C., man sentenced to more than 10 years for drug trafficking and firearms offenses

STATESVILLE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that Tevin Jerome Gaither, 29, of Hickory, N.C., was sentenced to 123 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release on drug trafficking and firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina Andrew Murray. U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell presided over the sentencing hearing.

November 15, 2019

Atlantic City woman sentenced to 78 months for money laundering

CAMDEN, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Susan A. Gibson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced an Atlantic City woman was sentenced to 78 months in prison for her role in a drug trafficking and money laundering operation in the Atlantic County area.

Jazmin Vega, 45, previously pleaded guilty to one count of an indictment charging her with conspiracy to commit money laundering. U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb imposed the sentence Nov. 14, 2019, in Camden federal court.

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