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June 5, 2020

New Boston Man Sentenced for East Texas Drug Trafficking Crimes

TEXARKANA, Texas – A 48-year-old New Boston, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced DEA Dallas Division Special Agent in Charge Eduardo A. Chávez and U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox today.

June 4, 2020

U.S. Attorney Blader welcomes HIDTA designation for Eau Claire County

MADISON, Wis. – Scott. C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that Eau Claire County has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.

June 3, 2020

Han Gil Hotel demolished, was a "safe haven" for drug distributors

DALLAS - On Tuesday, demolition crews began razing Han Gil Hotel Town, the drug-infested Dallas motel at the center of a 23-defendant drug trafficking probe, announced DEA Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Field Division Eduardo A. Chávez and U.S.

June 3, 2020

Lawrence man sentenced to 90 months for role in fentanyl conspiracy

BOSTON – A Lawrence man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for his role in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. 

Carlos Torres, 28, of Lawrence, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 90 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On Dec. 10, 2019, Torres pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute fentanyl and one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.   

June 2, 2020

Joplin man sentenced to 25 years for meth conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Joplin, Missouri, man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison without parole in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Jasper County, Missouri.

On Oct. 1, 2019, Kevin L. Kivett Sr., 59, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Jasper County from March 8, 2016, through Oct. 3, 2017. Kivett also pleaded guilty to three counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

June 2, 2020

DEA St. Louis Division launches website for community resources

ST. LOUIS – Unintended consequences of social distancing and isolation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic can include increased substance use, experimentation and even relapse for those in treatment and recovery. To help people find support facilities, the Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division, along with community partners, has launched a website that pulls together resources for St. Louis Metro residents.

June 1, 2020

Overland woman sentenced for possessing methamphetamine for distribution

ST. LOUIS –Emily Stephan, 19, of Overland, Missouri, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for possession with the intent to distribute just under 100 grams of methamphetamine.  Stephan appeared in federal court today before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.

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