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December 19, 2018

Transnational drug trafficker sentenced to 25 years for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine and for money laundering

SPOKANE, Wash. -  Jese Carillo Casillas, age 33, based out of Kennewick, Wash., was sentenced on Dec. 13, 2018, to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as conspiracy to launder money. Senior United States District Judge Edward F. Shea sentenced Casillas to a 25-year term of imprisonment for his role in the drug conspiracy, to run concurrent to a 15-year term of imprisonment for Casillas’ role in the money laundering conspiracy, to be followed by a 5-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison.

December 19, 2018

Wisconsin heroin distributor sentenced to federal prison

OMAHA, Neb., – Jovan Marquis Harris of Milwaukee was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on each of four counts related to distributing heroin resulting in death or serious bodily injury and 20 years on two final counts as determined by U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett, Northern District of Iowa, sitting by designation and announced by United States Attorney Christopher C. Myers on December 18.

December 19, 2018

Schenectady man pleads guilty to distributing heroin laced with fentanyl

NEW YORK – Hezekiah Morton, age 47, of Schenectady, N.Y., pled guilty today to distributing heroin and fentanyl in May 2018.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Raymond P. Donovan, and Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino.

Morton admitted that between May 7 and May 17, 2018, while in Schenectady, he distributed approximately 46 grams of a substance that he claimed to be heroin, which contained detectable amounts of fentanyl.

December 19, 2018

Stamford man on supervised release pleads guilty to drug dealing charge

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Albert Lee Robinson, 57, of Stamford, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.  Robinson also admitted that he violated the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

December 19, 2018

Bergen County, New Jersey, man charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin

NEWARK, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, Valerie A. Nickerson, and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, announced a Bergen County, New Jersey, man who was arrested with three kilograms of heroin, a loaded, stolen Glock 22 pistol with a high-capacity magazine, and tens of thousands of dollars in cash in his possession made his initial court appearance today in Newark federal court.

December 18, 2018

Former physician assistant convicted in kickback scheme

CONCORD, N.H. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that a federal jury found Christopher Clough, 44, of Dover, N.H., guilty of participating in a scheme in which he received kickbacks in exchange for prescribing a powerful fentanyl spray to patients in violation of federal law. 

December 18, 2018

O.C. doctor arrested on federal narcotics charges that allege prescriptions to ‘patients’ who suffered fatal overdoses

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration this morning arrested an Orange County doctor on federal charges that allege he illegally distributed opioid and other powerful narcotics by writing prescriptions for “patients” without medical examinations and to at least five individuals who suffered overdose deaths. One man who allegedly obtained prescriptions from the doctor was involved in a car accident last month that killed a bicyclist who was a captain with the Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Department.

December 18, 2018

Gardiner man sentenced to three years for conspiring to distribute heroin and crack

BANGOR, Maine – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jeffrey Johnson, 58, of Gardiner, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. The defendant pled guilty on May 24, 2018.

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