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December 20, 2018

Eight-week federal trial results in conviction of Chapo associates in Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; New York Division, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and James D. Robnett, IRS Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office, announced today that following an eight week trial, a federal jury has convicted Herman E. Aguirre, a/k/a 007, a/k/a Lucky, a/k/a Primo, a/k/a Freddy, of Brea, California, and Troy R. Gillon, of Lockport, NY, of narcotics conspiracy. Defendant Aguirre was also convicted of operating a continuing criminal enterprise and money laundering conspiracy.

December 20, 2018

Two men arrested for conspiring to distribute heroin and fentanyl

BROOKLYN, N.Y. --A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Douglas Marra, also known as “Dougie,” and Joseph McClean, also known as “Max B,” with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl in Queens between January 2018 and September 2018. McClean and Marra were arrested earlier today, and their initial appearances are scheduled for this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Sanket J. Bulsara.

December 20, 2018

Defendant charged in White Plains Federal Court with felon in possession of a firearm

NEW YORK – Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; New York Division, and Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the filing of a complaint charging Darrell Jones with possessing a firearm subsequent to having been convicted of a felony.  Jones was taken into federal custody today, presented before United States Magistrate Judge Lisa M. Smith, and ordered detained. 

As alleged in the Complaint unsealed today in White Plains federal court[1]:

December 20, 2018

Omaha Division Special Agent Carlos Lavastida awarded Enrique S. Camarena Award

OMAHA, Neb. – DEA Special Agent Carlos Lavastida is one of three law enforcement officers from Iowa presented with the Enrique S. Camarena Award by the DEA and United States Attorney’s Offices for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.  Lavastida, Lieutenant Brad Bollinger of the Sioux City Police Department and Officer Justin Brandt of the Waterloo Police Department were recognized for their commitment to reducing drug abuse.

December 20, 2018

Physician Assistant sentenced to 10 years in prison

OAKLAND, Calif. – David Lague was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and for unlawfully distributing prescription drugs, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen, and Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations Special Agent in Charge Steven J. Ryan.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr., U.S. District Judge. 

December 19, 2018

Anchorage woman, inmate sentenced to over three years for distributing fentanyl in prison

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Dorothy Elizabeth Lantz, 37, of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline, to serve 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after previously pleading guilty to three counts of distribution of a controlled substance. The court deferred ruling for 30 days on whether Lantz will also be ordered to pay restitution to the State of Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) for related hospital bills it incurred due to the fentanyl overdoses.

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