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January 3, 2020

Member of southeastern Connecticut drug ring sentenced to 71 months in prison

HARTFORD, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham announced that Royshawn Allgood, also known as “Boy Roy,” 30, of New London, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 71 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in a southeastern Connecticut drug trafficking ring. 

January 2, 2020

Alleged dark web narcotics trafficker indicted for distributing heroin and methamphetamine in exchange for bitcoin

BROOKLYN, N.Y. –  Defendant Joanna De Alba, a U.S. citizen, will be arraigned this afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn on an indictment charging her with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, and distribution of heroin and methamphetamine via the “dark web.” De Alba was detained on Oct. 24, 2019, at the U.S.-Mexico border while attempting to enter the United States. The arraignment will be held before United States Magistrate Judge Steven L. Tiscione.

December 23, 2019

Beltsville cocaine dealer sentenced to 11 years in federal prison

GREENBELT, Md. – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Patrick Teon Robinson, age 27, of Beltsville, Maryland, to 11 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.  The sentence was imposed on Dec. 20, 2019.

December 20, 2019

DEA and FDA shut down 44 websites advertising illegal vaping cartridges

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the seizure of 44 website domains offering to sell illicit vaping cartridges containing THC and other adulterated substances. This enforcement effort – part of Operation Vapor Lock – is a result of DEA’s continued coordination with interagency and law enforcement partners to address the evolving health hazard caused by illicit vaping products.

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