MERIDEN, 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 RANDY POLLOCK, 31, of Meriden, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 92 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine.
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SEATTLE, WA - Ruben Ramirez-Ventura, 26, of Renton, Washington, was sentenced May 13, 2011 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to ten years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Ramirez-Ventura is the last of three defendants sentenced to ten year terms following a drug trafficking investigation by the Drug Enforcement (DEA) and the Seattle Police Department. Ruben Ramirez-Ventura was convicted by a jury in November 2010, following the five day trial.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Anthony D. Williams, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration San Francisco Field Division, announced today that Northern California and Central Valley residents turned in 28,377 pounds of medicine - more than 14 tons - as part of the DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. This nationwide event was held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, and provided area residents the ability to dispose of unused and expired medications.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Anthony D. Williams and United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that a grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against two brothers, Masod Rahimi, 24, and Mansore Rahimi, 22, both of Union City, charging them in a conspiracy to distribute (Ecstasy).
MUSKOGEE, OK - The United States Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced the dismantling of a significant drug trafficking organization in Indian Country. The Drug Enforcement (DEA) and the Bureau of Indian (BIA) conducted a year-long methamphetamine investigation centered in Adair County and the Cherokee Nation. The primary focus of the investigation has been Patrick Springwater, age 23, of Stilwell, Oklahoma.
BOSTON, MA. - 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 RAUL FABIAN, 37, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing in Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to traffic cocaine.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Anthony D. Williams and United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Gerald Donald Taylor, 49, with possessing a form of cocaine base known as crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.
BOSTON, MA. - A Worcester man was convicted today in federal court of possessing suboxone with intent to distribute.
Special Agent in Charge Steven W. Derr of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz announced that Leopold McLune, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge f. Dennis Saylor, IV to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
TRENTON, N.J. - Brian R. Crowell, the Special Agent in Charge of the New Jersey Division of the Drug Enforcement (DEA) and Paul J. Fishman, the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, announced two physicians who allegedly wrote illegal prescriptions for oxycodone were arrested this morning, along with a number of others, on federal charges that they participated in a conspiracy to illegally distribute the medication.
MADISON, WI. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Roman Hernandez-Ortega, 37, Madison, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 14 months in federal prison for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Hernandez-Ortega pleaded guilty to this charge on March 4, 2011. On January 5, 2011, Hernandez-Ortega agreed to supply a police informant with ten ounces of cocaine.