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July 19, 2019

Boston man sentenced for laundering nearly $500,000 in drug proceeds

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for money laundering.

Juan Peguero, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2019, Peguero pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering. Peguero was charged in August 2018 and released on conditions.

On two occasions in 2015, Peguero transferred almost $500,000 worth of drug proceeds - over $398,000 in April and $90,000 in June. 

July 17, 2019

Syracuse man pleads guilty to federal drug conspiracy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Marcus Sales, 29, of Syracuse, N.Y., pled guilty yesterday to a federal cocaine distribution conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan and FBI Albany Field Office Special Agent in Charge James N. Hendricks.

July 16, 2019

DEA, ATF and U.S. Border Patrol operation leads to the arrest of 15 people involved in meth and heroin trafficking in Eastern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. – Early this morning, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the U.S. Border Patrol led a large-scale enforcement action targeting a methamphetamine and heroin drug trafficking organization with ties to a Washington State-based street gang identified as the Eastside Familia Norteno (ESF). Over 300 law enforcement officials, including federal agents and state and local officers, executed 19 federal search warrants located in Grant, Yakima and Adams Counties. 

July 16, 2019

Orlando pharmacy agrees to pay more than $100,000

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Florida Discount Drugs, Inc., which operates as Taylor’s Pharmacy, has agreed to pay the United States $107,500 to resolve allegations that it violated the Controlled Substances Act by improperly distributing schedule III and IV drugs, and committing multiple recordkeeping violations. The settlement relates to a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation of Taylor’s Pharmacy. 

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