United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today that a former Michigan physician was sentenced today to 80 months in prison for unlawfully prescribing OxyContin. Additionally, a former Michigan pharmacist was sentenced on December 10, 2010, to 36 months in prison for his part in filling those unlawful prescriptions. Joining in the announcement were Robert L. Corso, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Detroit Field Division, and Andrew Arena, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Division.
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HARTFORD, CT. - Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TORRICK JOHNSON, 30, of Somers Street, Bridgeport, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine. On February 12, 2010, JOHNSON pleaded guilty to one count of using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of narcotics.
FRESNO, CA - United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the convictions and sentences of Ricardo Montes, 29, and Luke Scarmazzo, 29, both of Modesto.
SEATTLE, WASH - Michael J. Waddington, 24, of Silver Lake, Washington, was sentenced December 30, 2010, to ten years in prison and four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and being armed with a firearm in connection with a drug crime. Waddington was arrested in June 2010, after a series of run-ins with law enforcement. Waddington was part of a drug ring distributing highly pure methamphetamine or “ice” in Lewis and Cowlitz Counties.
SEP 11 -- (Baltimore, Maryland) - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Rahsean Holmes, age 30, today to 35 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit a commercial robbery, conspiracy to distribute narcotics, use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
SEP 9 -- (Baltimore, MD) – On September 5, 2008, Toby Thomas, age 34, and Rose Johnson, age 31, both of Frederick, Maryland were charged by complaint today with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, after law enforcement searched their residence early this morning and seized items used to produce methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
AUG 8 -- (Baltimore, Maryland) - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Harrington Campbell, age 34, of Baltimore, today to 130 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and structuring financial transactions, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Campbell, a Jamaican national, is expected to be deported to after serving his federal sentence.
AUG 5 -- (ALEXANDRIA, VA) -– Dwight F. Day, Jr., 45, of Fairfax Station, Virginia, pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and conspiracy to engage in an illegal gambling business. Chuck Rosenberg, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Shawn Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington Field Office; C. Andre Martin, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation; and, Colonel David M.
Pharmacy Owners Convicted of Illegally Selling 10 Million Hydrocodone Pills Over The Internet, Laundering $20 Million in Proceeds and Failing to Pay Taxes
AUG 01 -- (Baltimore, Maryland) – A federal jury today convicted Steven Abiodun Sodipo, age 51, of Forest Hill, Maryland and Callixtus Onigbo Nwaehiri, age 49, of Jarrettsville, Maryland of illegally selling 9,936,075 pills or dosage units of hydrocodone over the Internet, conspiracy to launder money, engaging in monetary transactions using the proceeds of the illegal drug sales and filing false tax returns, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.