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March 2, 2011

Buffalo Man Charged With Federal Robbery Of A Pharmacy And Illegal Sale Of Oxycodone

BUFFALO, NY. - Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA) John P. Gilbride and U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced last night that Michael McCallum, 24, of Buffalo, N.Y., was arrested and charged by criminal Complaint with robbery of a pharmacy in violation of the federal Hobbs Act, and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of oxycodone. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $1,250,000 fine.

March 1, 2011

Puerto Rico Man Sentenced To 46 Months In Federal Prison For Role In New Haven Drug Trafficking Ring

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 RICHARD TORRES-RIOS, 41, of Maunabo, Puerto Rico, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, his role in a narcotics trafficking ring that operated in New Haven from 2005 to 2009.

March 1, 2011

Chemicals Used In "Spice" And "K2" Type Products Now Under Federal Control And Regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Drug Enforcement (DEA) today exercised its emergency scheduling authority to control five (JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol) used to make so-called “fake pot” products. Except as authorized by law, this action makes possessing and selling these chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the United States. This emergency action was necessary to prevent an imminent threat to public health and safety.

March 1, 2011

Leaders Of Cocaine And Money Laundering Organization Sentenced To Prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Two men charged separately in related cases have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and launder the drug proceeds, Drug Enforcement (DEA) Acting Special Agent In Charge Thomas Hinojosa and United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.

February 28, 2011

Former FARC Guerrillas Plead Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Conspiring To Provide Material Support To A Foreign Terrorist Organization

NEW YORK, NY. - John P. Gilbride, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement ("DEA")and Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Jorge Abel Ibarguen-Palacio, aka "Turbo," and Yarlei Bañol-Ramos, aka "Diana," former guerillas for the 57th Front of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de (the "FARC"), pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

February 28, 2011

Indianapolis Man Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison For Meth Distribution And Weapons Possession

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Jack Riley and United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced the sentencing of Alberto Santana-Cabrera, 31, to 75 years in prison last week. U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence sentenced Santana-Cabrera following his convictions for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine and three counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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